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.

For press inquiries, contact our VP of External Communications, Angela Dallara, or our VP of Campaign Communications, Leslie Fulbright, at press [at] freedomforallamericans.org.


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.

Following New York Executive Action on Transgender Protections, Massachusetts Legislature Urged to Act

By Adam Polaski • October 23, 2015, 4:43 pm Today, following big steps forward on transgender protections in New York, advocates in Massachusetts are urging MA legislators more strongly than ever that it's time to keep up with the country on protecting transgender people from discrimination.

Bob McNair Retracts $10,000 Contribution to Houston Anti-HERO Group

By Adam Polaski • October 23, 2015, 4:15 pm Today in Houston, Bob McNair, owner of professional football's Houston Texans, announced that he was retracting his $10,000 contribution to the opponents of Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance.

New York Gov. Cuomo Takes Executive Action on Transgender Non-Discrimination, Underscoring Urgency for Legislation

By Adam Polaski • October 22, 2015, 5:15 pm The Cuomo administration will reportedly direct the State Division of Human Rights to ensure that current non-discrimination laws cover discrimination based on gender identity.

Dangerous Bill Would Allow Discrimination Against LGBT Floridians

By Adam Polaski • October 22, 2015, 9:40 am Yesterday, October 21, the Florida House of Representatives introduced H.B. 401, a bill that would grant broad range to a wide array of Floridians to discriminate based on their religious beliefs.

The First Ballots on Proposition 1 Cast Today as Early Voting Opens Across Houston

By Megan Clayton • October 19, 2015, 2:55 pm In Houston, TX early voting begins today and the first ballots will be cast on Proposition 1, a local ballot initiative to determine the fate of the city's equal rights ordinance protecting Houstonians from discrimination in employment, housing, and public services.

Eye on the Opposition: Why Rand Paul is Wrong About Non-Discrimination Laws

By Adam Polaski • October 15, 2015, 11:01 am Yesterday, United States Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) made offensive comments about LGBT individuals in his continued attempt to twist the reality about non-discrimination laws in the United States.

Nation’s Largest Supermarket Chain Takes a Stand Against Transgender Healthcare Discrimination

By Megan Clayton • October 14, 2015, 3:41 pm As Kroger, the largest American supermarket chain, implements transgender-inclusive healthcare coverage it sends a strong signal that non-discrimination protections are not only needed, they also have strong support.

NAACP Endorses Non-Discrimination Protections for All in Houston

By Adam Polaski • October 9, 2015, 10:15 am Yesterday, October 8, the Houston branch of the NAACP officially and prominently announced its endorsement for the Yes on Proposition 1 campaign to protect Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance at the ballot this November 3.

In California, Major Win for Transgender-Inclusive Non-Discrimination

By Megan Clayton • October 8, 2015, 2:54 pm Today, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a “first-in-the-nation bill” protecting transgender workers from discrimination in employer provided healthcare.

Wisconsin Legislators Introduce Bill Targeting Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • October 7, 2015, 4:04 pm This week legislators in Wisconsin introduced a bill to prohibit transgender students from using facilities that correspond with their gender identity while at school.

PHOTOS: Massachusetts Leaders & Community Members Testify for Transgender Protections in MA Hearing

By Adam Polaski • October 7, 2015, 10:50 am See photos and read testimony from the dozens of Bay Staters who spoke out in support of transgender protections in Massachusetts yesterday!