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Freedom for All Americans is a campaign initiative dedicated to ensuring that every American, regardless of where they live, is protected under the law from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression — without allowing overly broad and harmful religious exemptions that will encourage employers, business owners or others to choose to disregard those protections.

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Breaking: President Biden Overturns Military Ban on Transgender Service Members

January 25, 2021, 11:45 am Today President Biden issued an executive order overturning the ban on transgender Americans serving in the U.S. military.

Breaking: Biden Orders Federal Agencies to Implement Landmark LGBTQ Supreme Court Ruling

January 20, 2021, 7:10 pm Today on his first day in office shortly after being sworn in, President Biden issued an executive order directing all federal agencies to implement the decision in Bostock v. Clayton County issued by the U.S. Supreme Court this past summer. 

140+ Mayors in 29 States Lacking LGBTQ Protections Urge Congress to Pass Federal Bill

December 15, 2020, 2:10 pm Today more than 140 mayors, city councilors, and municipal leaders in all 29 states lacking comprehensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections delivered a letter to their members of Congress urging passage at the federal level.

Breaking: Joe Biden Elected President

November 7, 2020, 11:42 am Today media outlets announced a victory for Joe Biden in the presidential contest.

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Landmark Nondiscrimination Case

November 4, 2020, 12:12 pm Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia.

BREAKING: Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court

October 26, 2020, 8:19 pm Following a Senate confirmation vote of 52-48 this evening, Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be sworn in as the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

BREAKING: Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court

September 26, 2020, 5:20 pm Today President Trump announced that Amy Coney Barrett will be his nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

1000+ Experts Urge Supreme Court to Uphold Nondiscrimination Protections

August 20, 2020, 3:50 pm More than 1,000 faith leaders, mayors and local governments, child welfare experts, and others in nearly 50 friend-of-the-court briefs urge Supreme Court justices not to allow discrimination in taxpayer-funded government services.

Supreme Court Affirms LGBTQ Federal Employment Protections

June 15, 2020, 1:05 pm Today, in a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that companies can’t unfairly fire or otherwise discriminate against LGBTQ people in the workplace.

HHS Finalizes Federal Rule Weakening LGBTQ Health Care Protections

June 12, 2020, 5:10 pm Today the Department of Health and Human Services published a final federal rule that weakens federal nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in health care.

Freedom for All Americans Statement on Passing of Aimee Stephens, Plaintiff in Landmark LGBTQ Rights Case

May 12, 2020, 4:10 pm Aimee Stephens, a Michigan woman who sued after being fired from her job for being transgender, has passed away. Aimee's case, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC and Aimee Stephens, was the first-ever transgender civil rights case to be heard by the Supreme Court and is pending an imminent ruling.

VICTORY: Virginia Becomes 21st State to Fully Protect LGBTQ People From Discrimination

April 11, 2020, 4:15 pm Today Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Values Act into law, making Virginia the 21st state – and the first Southern state – with comprehensive and explicit protections for LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment, housing, and public places.

Idaho Governor Signs Anti-Transgender Student Sports Ban Into Law

March 31, 2020, 9:06 am Last night Idaho Governor Brad Little signed HB 500 into law, making Idaho the first state in the nation to pass an anti-transgender law in 2020.

Chobani, GoDaddy, Hewlett Packard Inc. and Verizon Join 40 Major Employers Opposing State-Based Legislation Targeting Trans Youth, LGBTQ Community

March 27, 2020, 4:24 pm On the eve of Idaho potentially becoming the first state in the nation this year to pass a law specifically targeting transgender people, Chobani, GoDaddy, Hewlett Packard Inc. and Verizon today joined more than 40 major employers in a previously released open letter, calling for lawmakers in states across the country to oppose bills that target LGBTQ people, and transgender children in particular.

40 Major Businesses Oppose State-Based Legislation Targeting Transgender Youth, LGBTQ Community

March 11, 2020, 11:28 am Today, more than 40 major employers released an open letter calling for lawmakers in states across the country to oppose dozens of bills that target LGBTQ people, and transgender children in particular.