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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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Houston Equal Rights Ordinance to be Voted on November Ballot

August 5, 2015, 3:09 pm The Houston City Council continued to support the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) today, rejecting a move to repeal the nondiscrimination protections and instead sending it to the ballot for a vote this November 3rd.

Boy Scouts of America Ends Ban on Gay Leaders

July 27, 2015, 8:28 pm The Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board voted today to end their discriminatory ban on adult leaders who are gay

Texas Supreme Court Strips Nondiscrimination Protections from LGBT Houstonians

July 24, 2015, 3:50 pm The Texas Supreme Court today ordered the Houston City Council to repeal the HERO Act, an ordinance passed in 2014 extending nondiscrimination protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Houstonites; or to put the ordinance on the ballot this November.

Equality Act Brings LGBT Americans One Step Closer to Full Nondiscrimination Protections

July 23, 2015, 1:31 pm Introduction of federal bill highlights importance of continuing municipal and state work to advance equality

Freedom for All Americans: LGBT-University is now in session

July 21, 2015, 7:11 pm Freedom for All Americans is accepting applications for its inaugural class of LGBT-University Students. LGBT-University is the first of its kind training program dedicated to cultivating the next generation of movement leaders to spearhead work at the municipal, state and national levels that will advance nondiscrimination protections for all Americans.

Freedom for All Americans Statement on EEOC Employment Discrimination Ruling

July 16, 2015, 8:12 pm The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued a ruling finding that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Federal Legislation that Provides License to Discriminate Would Turn Back the Clock on LGBT Equality

July 15, 2015, 4:10 pm Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) are continuing to push a discriminatory bill that would make it easier to legally discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans.

Freedom for All Americans praises Pentagon reconsideration of transgender service ban

July 13, 2015, 6:32 pm Freedom for All Americans today voiced optimism and support in response to reports that the Pentagon is reviewing plans to lift the ban prohibiting transgender Americans from serving their country in the U.S. Armed Forces.

New Poll: Small Business Owners Overwhelmingly Support LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections

July 13, 2015, 2:43 pm Small business owners strongly support federal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and reject harmful bills that would allow discrimination against LGBT customers.

Colorado initiatives will allow discrimination against same sex couples

July 6, 2015, 3:16 pm Freedom for All Americans, the national campaign to ensure all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans are protected from discrimination, today pledged to oppose two proposed ballot initiatives designed to roll back existing protections for LGBT Coloradans.

Supreme Court’s Historic Ruling Brings the Freedom to Marry to All Same-Sex Couples

June 26, 2015, 9:03 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.

New Campaign in Massachusetts Working to Secure Nondiscrimination Protections for Transgender Bay Staters

June 24, 2015, 11:15 am Freedom for All Americans is supporting a new campaign launched today in Massachusetts 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 schoo

CNBC to consider LGBT rights when ranking best states for business

June 18, 2015, 6:56 pm Today, CNBC announced that it will include LGBT antidiscrimination provisions among 60 other metrics in their 2015 America’s Top States for Business study.

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

June 18, 2015, 4:27 pm 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.

Michigan Governor Signs RFRA-like Adoption Bills

June 11, 2015, 2:22 pm This afternoon, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a series of RFRA-like bills that allow taxpayer funded adoption agencies to turn away parents on religious grounds, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.