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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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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

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.