Content Filed Under: Conservative Support

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.

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South Dakota Governor Latest Republican Leader to Dismiss Need for Anti-Transgender Legislation

By Adam Polaski • January 12, 2017, 1:48 pm Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota said there is no need to revive last year’s ill-fated legislation to ban transgender individuals from using the restroom that matches their gender identity.
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Republican Governor in Massachusetts Will Vote to Preserve Transgender Protections in 2018

By Adam Polaski • October 21, 2016, 11:00 am This week, Massachusetts' Republican Governor, Charlie Baker, told Boston Public Radio that he is committed to upholding transgender non-discrimination and will vote to defend #TransLawMA when it goes to the ballot in 2018.
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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Adds to Bipartisan Momentum for Non-Discrimination as Equality Act Cosponsor

By Adam Polaski • September 13, 2016, 11:39 am This week United States Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) became a co-sponsor of the Equality Act, a federal bill that would establish comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans.
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Republican Party Platform Includes Shameful Planks Pushing Anti-LGBT Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • July 11, 2016, 4:36 pm Today, July 10, the Republican National Committee released proposed language for its official national party platform – and it includes shameful language advocating for some of the worst discrimination against LGBT Americans we have seen in years.
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Tennessee Attorney General: Anti-Transgender Bill Threatens Federal Funding

By Adam Polaski • April 11, 2016, 4:07 pm AG Slatery's opinion doesn't mince words. "Does House Bill 2414 pose a risk of violation of Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972?" he asks, and quickly answers, "Yes."
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Republican Presidential Candidate John Kasich Condemns North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law

By Adam Polaski • April 11, 2016, 9:57 am John Kasich's response to North Carolina's anti-LGBT law underlines how extreme this legislation is – and is a reminder of the growing number of conservatives who oppose extreme anti-LGBT measures.
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South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley Says Anti-Transgender Bill is Not Necessary

By Adam Polaski • April 7, 2016, 4:03 pm "While other states are having this battle, this is not a battle that we’ve seen is needed in South Carolina," Gov. Haley said of a bill that would restrict bathroom access for transgender people.
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In 2016 Republican Leaders in Three States Have Rejected Anti-LGBT Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • March 30, 2016, 10:23 am Now more than ever, Republican leaders are decisively rejecting attempts to codify discrimination against LGBT people. In the past month alone, Republicans in three states have rejected such efforts – in South Dakota, West Virginia, and Georgia.
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VICTORY: South Dakota Governor Shows Leadership with Veto of Anti-Transgender Bill

By Adam Polaski • March 1, 2016, 5:12 pm From the transgender people who shared their stories far and wide to the businesses who spoke out – this victory is a testament to the strength of the movement we’re building nationwide.
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Lawyer Who Served Under 3 Republican Presidents Tells GA Lawmakers: Reject Anti-LGBT Discrimination!

By Adam Polaski • February 29, 2016, 11:37 am His findings? The law "would create a basis for discrimination that will harm Georgia and its citizens, as well as our state's national reputation."
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New LGBT Non-Discrimination Bill Filed in Kentucky with Bipartisan Support

By Adam Polaski • February 16, 2016, 11:29 am This week, lawmakers in Kentucky introduced new legislation seeking to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Kentucky from discrimination – and for the first time, according to Kentucky's statewide LGBT organization the Fairness Campaign, the legislation has bipartisan support, signaling a step forward.
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WATCH: Bipartisan Group of West Virginia Legislators Support LGBT Non-Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • January 27, 2016, 2:11 pm The video was released the same week that a hearing is set on a bill designed to discriminate against LGBT people in West Virginia.
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TODAY: Florida’s Republican-Controlled Senate Holds Hearing on LGBT Non-discrimination

By Adam Polaski • January 26, 2016, 11:17 am Today at 1pm ET in Tallahassee, Florida, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear the Florida Competitive Workforce Act – the first time a non-discrimination bill covering lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has ever received a hearing in the Sunshine State.

Being A Republican is About Individual Liberty and Personal Freedom

April 16, 2015, 1:45 pm While Mimi is fortunate enough to have never experienced discrimination, it only took her a few seconds to think of someone she knew who has been discriminated against because of their sexual orientation.