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Bipartisan support is essential in passing non-discrimination protections through state and federal legislatures. Here, stories and articles featuring conservative voices who stand up in support of LGBTQ people and the need for comprehensive protections in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

RECAP: Conservatives Against Discrimination Virtual Roundtable

April 21, 2022, 9:00 am On Tuesday, April 12, Conservatives Against Discrimination convened a virtual roundtable to discuss the current state of the Equality Act, which would create federal nondiscrimination protections for all LGBTQ Americans. In addition, participants discussed the rash of anti-LGBTQ legislation introduced in states across the country. 
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Conservatives Against Discrimination Releases New Video Amidst Anti-LGBTQ State Attacks

April 20, 2022, 3:59 pm Conservatives Against Discrimination, a project of Freedom for All Americans, has released a new video featuring a conservative father and his transgender son - Rick and Ashton Colby - sharing their personal story and calling for federal LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections that align with their conservative values.
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Congress should bar LGBTQ discrimination

The Gazette • June 28, 2021, 11:34 am Every June LGBTQ Americans and allies like me celebrate Pride Month. It allows us to reflect on the resilience, strength, and diversity of the LGBTQ community. In recent years major rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court have punctuated our celebrations. From the Obergefell decision providing marriage equality in 2015, to the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Division decision in 2017 and the opinion Justice Neil Gorsuch drafted last year protecting LGBTQ members of the community from workplace discrimination.
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Why Conservatives Support Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ Americans

Standing against discrimination is consistent with the conservative values of individual freedom and hard work.
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Republican Lawmakers and Leaders Submit Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court in Case of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • September 18, 2020, 5:04 pm Dozens of current and former Republican elected officials and other conservative thought leaders even spoke directly to the justices through a “friend-of-the-court” brief making the conservative case for LGBTQ freedom.
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FFAA’s New Year’s Resolution: Continue the Fight For Nondiscrimination Protections in the Next Decade

By Shane Stahl • December 30, 2019, 4:27 pm As we approach the new year, how do we keep the momentum going towards our ultimate goal of securing nondiscrimination protections for all LGBTQ people, in all areas of life, in every state across the country? Here’s a list of FFAA’s New Year’s Resolutions – ways to help move us forward in 2020:   

Colorado Conservative Rallies Support for Protecting LGBTQ People from Discrimination

December 20, 2019, 1:59 pm “You cannot be conservative without being an advocate for equality. Supporting equality is not just a tenet of being a conservative – it’s a tenet of our entire constitutional framework."

Conservative Woman in Florida Recounts Facing Employment Discrimination Just After Coming Out as Transgender

November 21, 2019, 1:15 pm Erin is now standing up in court to defend her freedom against employment discrimination. And as a lifelong conservative Republican, she’s now speaking out with Conservatives Against Discrimination.
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Former Texas House Speaker Shares How His Republican Values Motivate His Support for LGBTQ Dignity

By Adam Polaski • November 19, 2019, 3:33 pm "As a lifelong Republican, I believe all Americans should have the opportunity to work and the freedom to go about their daily lives without the fear of discrimination."
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37 Prominent Conservatives File Brief to U.S. Supreme Court in Support of LGBTQ Protections

July 3, 2019, 2:19 pm Today, 37 current and former Republican elected officials, political advisers, business leaders, lawyers and members of past Republican presidential administrations filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting LGBTQ employment protections.
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Republican Governor Chris Sununu Signs Transgender Protections into Law in New Hampshire

By Hannah Willard • December 17, 2018, 12:37 pm New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed protections for transgender people into law this year, expressing strong support and speaking out in favor of transgender rights.
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Transgender Women Make Their Case For Inclusion at Annual CPAC Gathering

By Shane Stahl • March 8, 2018, 5:00 pm A group of conservative transgender women speak about why they attended the annual CPAC gathering, and how they hope to educate conservatives about issues concerning the LGBTQ community.

Conservative Ally Works to Make LGBTQ Protections a Republican Priority in Florida and Beyond

December 6, 2017, 9:57 am Jessica Fernandez, a conservative from Florida who has served as President of Miami Young Republicans, knows the importance of nondiscrimination laws.
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Montel Williams Narrates New Video About LGBTQ Supreme Court Case in #OpenToAll Campaign

By Adam Polaski • December 1, 2017, 11:41 am "As a conservative, I believe in personal freedom and limited government. As a black American, I know how it feels to face discrimination because of who you are."
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Colorado’s Republican Attorney General Defends LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in Brief to Supreme Court

By Adam Polaski • October 25, 2017, 4:02 pm "Nondiscrimination is not a Democratic or Republican value — it’s about freedom and opportunity for all and the right of all families to work hard and care for themselves."