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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“License to Discriminate” Bill Gains Momentum in Congress

By Megan Clayton • July 15, 2015, 10:24 pm The threat is real: The so-called "First Amendment Defense Act" is gaining momentum in Congress—and it could be considered in a House Committee as soon as next week.

The Real Consequences of the Federal ‘First Amendment Defense Act’

By Adam Polaski • July 14, 2015, 6:48 pm The most immediate threat to LGBT Americans is the so-called First Amendment Defense Act. Here are just some of the potential consequences of the First Amendment Defense Act.

Pentagon to Consider Lifting of Ban on Open Service for Transgender Servicemembers

By Freedom for All Americans • July 14, 2015, 9:16 am The Pentagon is reviewing plans to lift the ban prohibiting transgender Americans from serving their country in the U.S. Armed Forces. According to The Associated Press, the plan will give officials six months to study the impact the change might have on the military.

Majority of Small Business Owners Overwhelmingly Support LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

By Megan Clayton • July 13, 2015, 2:58 pm A new poll released today shows strong support for LGBT non-discrimination protections among small business owners nationwide.

Governor Jay Nixon Urges Missouri Lawmakers to Advance LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

By Megan Clayton • July 8, 2015, 11:05 am After issuing an executive order instructing state agencies to comply with the Supreme Court's marriage ruling, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon underscored the urgent need for lawmakers to pass legislation protecting LGBT Missourians from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Colorado Initiatives Would Allow Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples

By Megan Clayton • July 7, 2015, 2:09 pm This week, two harmful ballot initiatives were filed with the Colorado Secretary of State—and both would allow discrimination against same-sex couples and roll back existing protections for LGBT Coloradans.

Freedom for All Americans Celebrates SCOTUS Ruling, Looks to the Future

By Freedom for All Americans • June 26, 2015, 10:45 am The U.S. Supreme Court today ensured that every single loving, same-sex couple in the United States can enjoy the freedom to marry, a watershed moment in the ongoing fight for full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans.

FFAA Proud to Support New Massachusetts Campaign to Secure Non-Discrimination Protections for Transgender Bay Staters

By Freedom for All Americans • June 24, 2015, 10:01 am Freedom for All Americans is supporting Freedom Massachusetts, a new campaign launched today that will work to update the state’s nondiscrimination law to include gender identity protections for public accommodations – the places all of us are when not at home, work or school.

Federal Bill Allowing Discrimination Against Married Same-Sex Couples Introduced in U.S. Congress

By Freedom for All Americans • June 18, 2015, 10:05 am United States Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) introduced a bill this morning that would make it easier for any individual or business to discriminate against married same-sex couples. The legislation is similar to types that have been roundly rejected by Americans across the nation.

Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder Signs Discriminatory Anti-RFRA Bill Into Law

By Freedom for All Americans • June 11, 2015, 12:34 pm Today, Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a package of RFRA-style bills allowing taxpayer funded adoption and foster care agencies to turn away parents on religious grounds, including parents who are gay or transgender.

Introducing the Campaign to Secure Non-Discrimination for LGBT Americans

By Adam Polaski • June 8, 2015, 5:49 pm The effort, Freedom for All Americans (FFAA), will engage in states across the country to advance nondiscrimination legislation and defeat anti-LGBT bills. FFAA also will engage in a national public education campaign to ensure Americans understand that in many states, their LGBT friends and loved ones are not protected from discrimination.
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