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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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.

Missouri Court of Appeals Dismisses Discrimination Case, Underlining Need for MO Non-Discrimination Laws

By Adam Polaski • October 28, 2015, 1:31 pm Yesterday the Missouri Court of Appeals ruled in a case in which a gay man claimed his employer created a hostile work environment – and ultimately fired him – because of his sexual orientation.

Eye on the Opposition: Salt Lake City Conferences Outline Anti-LGBT Animus

By Megan Clayton • October 28, 2015, 12:42 pm Salt Lake City, Utah is a busy town this week. Conservative evangelical activists, many with long-standing anti-LGBT agendas, from across the country and around the world are meeting in Utah this week at the World Congress of Families conference.

Graphic: Here’s How We’ll Win LGBT Non-Discrimination Nationwide

By Adam Polaski • October 28, 2015, 11:12 am Yesterday we articulated how we'll win nationwide in a graphic – but our strategy has always been on our website. Don't miss the strategy in greater detail here.

New MAP Report Examines Local LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinances, Rural-Urban Divide in Protections

By Adam Polaski • October 27, 2015, 10:27 am A new report released today, October 27, from the Movement Advancement Project takes a deep dive into local non-discrimination ordinances, examining their impact on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans across the country.
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