News & Updates

With so much momentum for LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections across the country — as well as many attacks from opponents working to push through anti-LGBTQ proposals — Freedom for All Americans is here to keep you as informed as possible, with daily blog content providing insight into the latest in this national campaign and the ever-changing landscape of LGBTQ nondiscrimination.

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NCAA Could Reconsider Host Cities Based on LGBT Rights

By Adam Polaski • November 23, 2015, 12:00 pm On Friday, November 20, the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced that it could reconsider host cities for future events based on non-discrimination protections for LGBT individuals.

Wisconsin Legislature Holds Hearing on Dangerous Bill Targeting Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • November 20, 2015, 1:29 pm Yesterday, Thursday, November 20, the Wisconsin Legislature held an hours-long hearing on A.B. 469, a bill that seeks to single out transgender students in Wisconsin.

Freedom for All Americans Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

By Adam Polaski • November 20, 2015, 11:19 am Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance of the many lives lost to anti-transgender violence. Freedom for All Americans stands today with millions around the globe in remembering the lives that so many families and communities have lost.

NYT: How Some Presidential Hopefuls Are Twisting the First Amendment Beyond Recognition

By Megan Clayton • November 19, 2015, 3:06 pm In case you missed it, Katherine Stewart’s column in Monday’s New York Times, "Ted Cruz and the Anti-Gay Pastor," is worth a read.

Lawmaker in Tennessee Plans for Bill Targeting Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • November 11, 2015, 2:24 pm This week, Tennessee State Representative Bud Hulsey, (R-Kingsport) discussed his plans for introducing a bill to require transgender students to use bathrooms that are inconsistent with their gender.

The White House Endorses Federal Non-Discrimination Protections for LGBT Americans

By Adam Polaski • November 10, 2015, 3:41 pm Today, the Obama administration announced support for protecting LGBT Americans from discrimination at the federal level.

Dallas City Council Strengthens Non-Discrimination Protections for Transgender People

By Adam Polaski • November 10, 2015, 2:27 pm Today, November 10, the Dallas City Council voted unanimously to strengthen language of its LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.

First-of-its-Kind Government Report Tracks Employment Discrimination Against Transgender People

By Adam Polaski • November 10, 2015, 2:19 pm Last week the DC Office of Human Rights released a first-of-its-kind report studying discrimination against transgender people in employment.

Indiana Chamber of Commerce Supports Comprehensive Non-Discrimination Protections for LGBT Hoosiers

By Adam Polaski • November 6, 2015, 12:30 pm Yesterday, at its annual fall meeting, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors—including more than 100 of Indiana’s top business leaders—voted to support updating Indiana’s civil rights law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Houston Equal Rights Ordinance Falls Short, Leaving Millions Without Protections

By Adam Polaski • November 3, 2015, 11:30 pm Freedom for All Americans’ goal has always been to secure non-discrimination protections for LGBT people nationwide – and this week’s setback in Houston serves as a crucial reminder that our fight is far from over over.

Freedom for All Americans on the Ground in Houston to Protect HERO

By Adam Polaski • November 1, 2015, 6:05 pm This week, nearly the entire Freedom for All Americans staff is on the ground in Houston working to get out the vote and support organizing efforts for Houston Unites, the campaign to protect Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) and win a YES vote on Proposition 1 on November 3.

“We Are HERO” Photography Project Beautifully Captures Impact of Proposition 1 Campaign

By Adam Polaski • October 31, 2015, 2:07 pm A beautiful photography project, We Are HERO, is capturing the faces of Houstonians who would be impacted by the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which will be voted on this Tuesday, November 3.

Obama Administration Affirms Support for LGBT Non-Discrimination & HERO

By Adam Polaski • October 29, 2015, 3:58 pm Today, October 29, the White House issued a statement in support of Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance, reaffirming support for laws that protect Americans from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Hillary Clinton Voices Support for Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • October 29, 2015, 3:15 pm "No one should face discrimination for who they are or who they love—I support efforts for equality in Houston & beyond," Hillary Clinton said.

Ohio Lawmaker Introduces Bill Extending Non-Discrimination Protections to LGBT People

By Adam Polaski • October 28, 2015, 3:21 pm Today in Columbus, Ohio Rep. Nickie Antonio introduced a bill in the State House of Representatives this afternoon to extend non-discrimination protections to LGBT people in Ohio.
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