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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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!

Freedom for All Americans Staffer to Testify on Massachusetts Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill

By Adam Polaski • October 6, 2015, 11:21 am Today, October 6, Freedom for All Americans will stand with families, business leaders, law enforcement officers, legislators, and professional organizations in submitting testimony to support S.B. 735 and H.B. 1577.

Anchorage Approves First LGBT-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance in Alaska

By Adam Polaski • September 30, 2015, 10:13 am On Tuesday, September 29, the Assembly in Anchorage, Alaska voted 9-2 to approve a local non-discrimination ordinance protecting LGBT people from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

NC Bill SB279 Would Prevent Cities From Protecting LGBT People

By Adam Polaski • September 29, 2015, 8:17 pm Tonight the North Carolina General Assembly has been discussing an amendment to S.B. 279, which would strip cities and counties of the freedom to protect their own citizens.

Freedom for All Americans Launches LGBT-U: First of Its Kind Apprenticeship Program to Win Non-Discrimination Campaigns

By Megan Clayton • September 29, 2015, 5:38 pm Freedom for All Americans' LGBT-University is underway! A one-of-a-kind program, LGBT-U aims to train the next generation of movement leaders in the skills needed to run successful campaigns to win full LGBT non-discrimination protections across America.