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Hoosier Business Leaders Urge Congress to Pass the Equality Act

July 22, 2021, 9:52 am More than 100 Indiana businesses released a letter today urging Congress to pass the Equality Act—federal legislation that would modernize and improve the nation’s civil rights laws by including explicit, permanent protections for LGBTQ people. The coalition includes small businesses and large companies across Indiana.

More Than 20 Major Businesses Across Florida Calling on Congress to Support Urgent Passage of the Equality Act

July 22, 2021, 8:56 am “Passage of the Equality Act isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s the smart thing to do economically,” said Carol Dover, President & CEO of Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “As we recover from the impacts of COVID-19, the protections guaranteed under the Equality Act are vital for our state’s restaurant and hospitality industries to remain competitive and welcoming to all so that we can bring back our guests and continue to rebuild and strengthen tourism in the Sunshine State.”

Women Leaders Across America Urge Senators to Support the Equality Act

July 16, 2021, 11:05 am Nearly 60 leading organizations advancing gender equality for women and girls endorse the Equality Act to update federal nondiscrimination protections for women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people of all faiths

Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation

June 28, 2021, 9:00 am The companies joining this statement do business, create jobs, and serve customers throughout the United States. Our businesses strongly embrace diversity and inclusion because we want everyone who works for us or does business with us to feel included and welcomed as their true, authentic selves.

Supreme Court Rules in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia 

June 17, 2021, 1:24 pm The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its ruling in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case concerning whether a religious foster care agency can refuse to work with same-sex couples in violation of the nondiscrimination provisions of a contract into which it voluntarily entered and received taxpayer funds to carry out.  

Research Brief Documents the Shockingly Disproportionate Harms Discrimination Inflicts on LGBTQ People of Color

June 16, 2021, 9:00 am Today, a coalition of leading LGBTQ rights groups joined together to release the most extensive summaries to date of scholarly data on the intersection of anti-LGBTQ and racial discrimination.

Growing Number of Conservatives Support Federal LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

May 27, 2021, 9:46 am Nancy Brinker, Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, Cynthia Coffman, and Yvonne Dean Bailey join Conservatives Against Discrimination Leadership Council. The Council now includes 16 current and former elected officials and conservative thought leaders pushing for nondiscrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Armed Forces Organizations, 500+ Veterans Announce Support of LGBTQ Federal Protections

May 19, 2021, 2:05 pm Today in honor of Military Appreciation Month, Freedom for All Americans released endorsements from major national armed forces organizations representing more than one million veterans and more than 500 individual veterans in support of federal nondiscrimination legislation to protect all LGBTQ Americans in all areas of daily life.

HHS to Implement LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections in Health Care

May 10, 2021, 5:26 pm The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that the Office for Civil Rights will reverse federal policy that attempted to allow discrimination against LGBTQ people in health care. 

Breaking: President Biden Endorses Equality Act in First Joint Address to Congress

April 28, 2021, 10:06 pm Today in a historic first during a presidential address to Congress, President Biden spoke about the urgency of passing the Equality Act.

Conservative Voices Reiterate the Need for Federal LGBTQ Protections Following the President’s Address

April 28, 2021, 10:00 pm Members of the Conservatives Against Discrimination Leadership Council are sharing their call for a bipartisan solution that delivers federal protections for LGBTQ Americans following President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress. 

HUD Announces Halt to Anti-Transgender Proposal

April 22, 2021, 5:00 pm Today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it will no longer attempt to modify the Equal Access Rule to ban transgender people from homeless shelters.

Hundreds of Constituents Meet Lawmakers About Equality Act on Lobby Day

April 22, 2021, 8:29 am This week Freedom for All Americans joined the Freedom and Opportunity for All coalition in a Week of Action dedicated to urging US Senators to pass the Equality Act. 

110+ Organizations Issue Letter Opposing Anti-Transgender State Legislation

April 9, 2021, 3:21 pm Today more than 110 civil rights and legal groups, organizations for women and girls, medical associations, and proponents of equality for all Americans issued a joint letter opposing harmful anti-transgender bills at the state level.

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Historic Hearing on Equality Act

March 17, 2021, 2:51 pm Today the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first-ever hearing on S. 383, the Equality Act.
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