Content Filed Under: 2018 Election

The 2018 election will be an important one, as many key governorships and U.S. Congressional seats are due to be voted on.


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Freedom For All Massachusetts Launches Campaign to Defend Transgender Dignity at the Ballot in November

By Shane Stahl • May 3, 2018, 1:03 pm Freedom For All Massachusetts (FFAM), the bipartisan coalition committed to defend the Bay State’s existing transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination law at the ballot this November, officially launched their campaign today, showing already strong support from a broad coalition of organizations and individuals.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Adoption Battles Rage, History is Made in VT, & NH Nears Finish Line

By Shane Stahl • April 13, 2018, 4:52 pm Our roundup of nondiscrimination news for the week of April 8.
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Following Anchorage Ballot Win, Spotlight Turns to ‘The Next Transgender Rights Battleground’

By Shane Stahl • April 11, 2018, 4:14 pm An article from Politico sums up the fight in Massachusetts to protect transgender people at the ballot this November, calling the Bay State "the next transgender rights battleground."
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So Far, 2018 Has Been Marked by Huge Victories for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • April 6, 2018, 11:05 pm Legislative and judicial LGBTQ victories in 2018 have continued to build momentum for LGBTQ equality nationwide, even in the face of a presidential administration that has sought to roll back advancements. With 8 months left in the year, here is a sampling of victories so far in 2018.
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Huge Win! Anchorage Makes History as First City to Specifically Affirm Transgender Protections by Popular Vote

By Adam Polaski • April 6, 2018, 9:25 pm The municipal election in Anchorage, Alaska drew to a close on Tuesday, April 3, and election officials have now affirmed that the people of Anchorage have voted to defeat Proposition 1, a ballot measure that would have removed nondiscrimination protections for transgender people from the's city ordinances.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Momentum Continues in AK & NH and Bad Bills Surge in OK & TN

By Shane Stahl • March 16, 2018, 3:58 pm This week in nondiscrimination saw LA advance workplace protections, continued momentum for transgender protections in NH and AK, a historic ruling in MD, and bad bills moving in TN and OK.
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Local Steps Forward: Strong Movement on Local Protections, But Challenges Still Exist

By Shane Stahl • March 1, 2018, 3:14 pm February saw positive moves in Texas, Indiana, and Wyoming, but an unfortunate setback in Wisconsin. Our Local Steps Forward roundup for February, 2018.
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In New Video, Women in Anchorage Announce Broad Opposition to Anti-Transgender ‘Proposition 1’

By Adam Polaski • February 12, 2018, 10:28 am Backers of Proposition 1 – and similar efforts to strip transgender people of basic protections – claim again and again that their goal is to protect women from harassment, but that is a lie, since Proposition 1 would do nothing to defend women from mistreatment.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Strengthen Their States

By Adam Polaski • February 10, 2018, 5:29 pm It's been another busy week for the movement to win LGBTQ non-discrimination as multiple states considered, scheduled hearings, and took votes on legislation to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Historic Hearings, Bipartisan Support Grows, and Combatting More Bad Bills

By Shane Stahl • February 2, 2018, 5:28 pm The latest news about LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination in the states, from the week of January 29-February 2!
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: A Settlement, a Launch, and Victories in Legislatures

By Shane Stahl • January 12, 2018, 5:46 pm In this week’s news roundup, advances in state legislatures continue to provide momentum for non-discrimination laws across the country.
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Opinion Round-Up: Publications Across the Country Publish Editorials for Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • January 9, 2018, 5:41 pm As we enter the second week of 2018, several editorials – including pieces by the editorial boards of two key New England papers – have already declared their support of non-discrimination laws in several states.
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Anchorage, Alaska Police Chief: “We’re Not Concerned” About Any Need For Repeal of Transgender Protections

By Shane Stahl • January 4, 2018, 3:37 pm Chief Doll knows that protections for transgender people in the law have no effect on public safety. Over 18 states and 200 cities have passed or protected such legislation, and in every instance, there has not been an increase in public safety incidents.
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As We Celebrate 2017 Electoral Victories, We Look Ahead to Work to Protect Transgender People in 2018

By Kasey Suffredini • November 14, 2017, 12:59 pm It's taken a few days for the full reality of how great last Tuesday was for transgender candidates – but now, one week out, it’s amazing to reflect on what happened
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Massachuestts Marks One-Year of Transgender Protections Law as Opponents Threaten Repeal

By Adam Polaski • October 4, 2017, 11:17 am October marks the one-year anniversary that Massachusetts' transgender public accommodations law went into effect, ensuring protections for transgender residents statewide from discrimination in public places, including restaurants, shops, and hospitals.