News Clips

Freedom for All Americans is proud to be working alongside our state and national partners in the fight for LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination. Here, check out recent news stories referencing our work – or our responses to non-discrimination campaigns and more expansive work to educate Americans about who LGBTQ people are. View Freedom for All Americans Press Releases – and get in touch – here.

North Dakota’s GOP governor criticizes his party’s anti-LGBT resolution

The Hill • July 24, 2020 North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) on Thursday slammed an anti-LGBT resolution that was passed by a majority of the state's Republican Party delegates earlier this year, calling it "hurtful and divisive" after a top GOP official also apologized for the language.

On L.G.B.T.Q. Rights, a Gulf Between Trump and Many Republican Voters

The New York Times • June 17, 2020 As more Republicans say they support at least some L.G.B.T.Q. protections, President Trump and party leaders continue to stand in opposition and particularly target transgender Americans.

Key GOP senators have no qualms with Supreme Court’s decision to ban LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace

CNN • June 15, 2020 "I don't think people should be discriminated against, specifically, I don't think someone should lose his or her job because they're gay. So I like the result," said Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio.

Your View by Boyertown mother of transgender man: Why we need clarity that federal law protects LGBTQ people

The Morning Call • March 24, 2020 As the mother of a young transgender man, I’ve been watching these cases closely. It’s so important that the justices affirm once and for all that federal law protects LGBTQ people from employment discrimination.

I’m a Texan and a Republican, and That is Exactly Why I’m Urging the Supreme Court to Protect LGBTQ Americans

Newsweek • November 19, 2019 Former Texas Speaker of the House Joe Strauss authored this piece on why his Republican values motivate his support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination: "LGBTQ people deserve protection from discrimination. Respecting human dignity, striving for mutual respect and ensuring equal opportunity are nonpartisan values. They are goals we can all work toward together."

Can Someone Be Fired for Being Gay? The Supreme Court Will Decide

The New York Times • September 26, 2019 Early in its new term, on Oct. 8, the court will consider whether an existing federal law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, guarantees nationwide protection from workplace discrimination to gay and transgender people.

According to the Economist, the case for LGBTQ protections is “well-grounded”

The Economist • August 12, 2019 "Does Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination protect gay and lesbian people from being fired on the basis of their sexual orientation? Does it safeguard transgender workers from similar bias? The answer turns on whether Title VII protects gay and transgender employees from discrimination."

Lawmakers Mull Civil Rights Protections for LGBTQ Community

The Intelligencer • July 29, 2019 West Virginia Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld says now is the time to extend civil rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in West Virginia.

Pinellas GOP Condemns St. Pete Council Candidate Chico Cromartie’s Anti-LGBTQ Statements

Florida Politics • July 29, 2019 The Republican Party of Pinellas County is condemning anti-LGBTQ statements made by a Republican St. Petersburg City Council candidate.

Why Gay Rights Is a Republican Value

The New York Times • July 2, 2019 Kenneth B. Mehlman, who served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2005 to 2007, writes, "Conservatives support freedom, which is why they should oppose job discrimination against LGBTQ Americans."

LGBTQ Equality Act 2019: Eight Republicans Broke Party Ranks To Vote In Favor Of Historic Civil Rights Bill

Newsweek • May 18, 2019 "Eight breakaway Republicans did cross the aisle in support of the legislation."

These 8 Republicans Voted for the Equality Act

Roll Call • May 18, 2019 Eight House Republicans voted Friday with their Democratic counterparts for the Equality Act, which would broaden the definition of protected classes to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

U.S. Chamber Foundation Research Shows Better Recruitment, Retention, and Employee Engagement at LGBT-Inclusive Companies

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation • April 9, 2019 New Research Finds Inclusive Policies Are Most Effective When Paired With External Support For LGBT Employees

GOP Lawmakers Push to Ban LGBT Conversion Therapy in Utah

The Associated Press • February 22, 2019 Two Republican lawmakers proposed a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah on Thursday, a plan that’s been hailed as a milestone by advocates and won’t be opposed by the influential Mormon church.

Sen. Hill on LGBT discrimination protections: ‘The risks of doing nothing are great on both sides’

Idaho Press • February 21, 2019 We have made great progress and have developed a workable framework for future discussion. We now invite religious leaders and LGBT rights advocates in our communities to join together to develop a path forward that will benefit all stakeholders. We stand willing to help facilitate such dialogue among those seeking freedom for all.
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