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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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Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation

May 13, 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.

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 this year – landmark legislation that would update federal civil rights law to ensure explicit and comprehensive protections for LGBTQ people from discrimination in virtually every area of life.

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 U.S. 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, which would update federal civil rights law to ensure explicit and comprehensive protections for LGBTQ people from discrimination in virtually every area of life.

Major U.S. Companies Continue to Oppose Anti-Transgender State Legislation

March 3, 2021, 12:00 am As of today, more than 70 major United States companies have joined a statement opposing anti-LGBTQ state legislation, and in particular highlighting a wave of legislation targeting transgender youth.

Conservative Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Support for Federal LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Laws

February 26, 2021, 3:26 pm Momentum for LGBTQ equality is at a record-high. More than eight in 10 Americans favor a federal LGBTQ nondiscrimination law, including 68 percent of Republicans.

Breaking: Bipartisan Lawmakers Pass H. R. 5, the Equality Act

February 25, 2021, 4:43 pm Today bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Equality Act, to update federal civil rights law to ensure explicit and comprehensive protections for LGBTQ people from discrimination in virtually every area of life.

Freedom for All Americans Statement on Equality Act Introduction in U.S. Senate

February 23, 2021, 6:22 pm Today lawmakers in the U.S. Senate introduced the Equality Act to update federal law to include explicit and comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans.

Breaking: 150+ Grassroots Organizations Announce Support of Equality Act

February 18, 2021, 1:35 pm Today lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which would update federal civil rights law to ensure explicit and comprehensive protections for LGBTQ people from discrimination in virtually every area of life.

HUD Announces Protections for LGBTQ People in Housing

February 11, 2021, 6:46 pm Today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will administer and enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Conservatives Against Discrimination Applauds President Biden’s Order Rescinding Transgender Military Ban

January 25, 2021, 1:05 pm President Joe Biden issued an executive order revoking President Donald Trump’s policy banning transgender Americans from serving in the U.S. military. The ban drew widespread condemnation from prominent Republicans, including Senators and members of Congress
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