Freedom For All Americans Celebrates 3 Year Anniversary!By Masen Davis • June 8, 2018 • 12:40 pm
This week marks three years since the official founding of Freedom for All Americans, our bipartisan campaign to secure nondiscrimination protections for all LGBTQ people nationwide.
It sure is a fitting week to celebrate! On Friday afternoon the Republican Governor of New Hampshire signed a bill into law that will ensure full nondiscrimination protections for transgender Granite Staters! And on Monday the U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments from our opponents who sought a constitutional license to discriminate against LGBTQ people. At Freedom for All Americans, we’re thrilled to be a leading part of it all, including being a leading and founding member of the Freedom New Hampshire campaign that led #TransBillNH to victory today.
Big things are happening in this movement! That’s why we wanted to take this week to reflect on how far we’ve come in just three short years. Watch this new video counting down some highlights from three years of Freedom for All Americans!
Here are just a few of the huge steps forward we’ve taken since 2015:
- In addition to Friday’s huge, groundbreaking victory in New Hampshire – in which a Republican-led legislature passed transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination protections – lawmakers across the political spectrum have also passed comprehensive LGBTQ protections in Massachusetts, and we defeated discriminatory bills in dozens of states.
- The U.S. Supreme Court heard from our movement in two critical cases, and many lower courts have sided with LGBTQ workers and students.
- For the first time a major American jurisdiction upheld transgender protections on a standalone, transgender-specific ballot measure (in Anchorage), and now we’re gearing up for the first-ever statewide fight for transgender protections (in Massachusetts).
- Leaders from businesses large and small, working with Freedom for All Americans and our state and national partners, made their support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination loud and clear through state legislative fights and amicus briefs to major courts.
I’ll be thrilled when the first week of June arrives and we don’t have to celebrate FFAA’s anniversary – because that will mean that we’ve met our goal and happily closed our doors, mission fulfilled. To get there as quickly as possible, we need all hands on deck, united and focused on the goal.
There’s so much to celebrate – will you join us by watching and sharing the video and spreading the word about how the LGBTQ movement has built undeniable momentum? Click here to watch and share.
Let’s take a minute, recharge, celebrate 3 years of great work, and then get back to work.