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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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Rick and Ashton Colby of Ohio Share Their Story

By Communications Team • April 20, 2022, 9:00 am Ashton Colby shares the story of coming out to his father Rick as a transgender man.
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Conservatives Speak Out Against Wave of Anti-LGBTQ State Legislative Bills

March 17, 2022, 4:27 pm The recent wave of anti-LGBTQ bills nationwide is dangerous and further underscores the need for Congress to move swiftly in passing federal nondiscrimination protections.
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Conservatives Against Discrimination Co-Chairs Respond to the State of the Union

March 2, 2022, 11:00 am "The Equality Act is a pro-worker and pro-business measure that’s garnered the support of powerful conservative business entities and trade associations working to help restart America’s economy,” said Leadership Council Co-Chair and Former GOP Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson.
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Conservatives Urge Congress to Take Action on the Equality Act

February 28, 2022, 3:22 pm "The Equality Act is a pro-worker and pro-business measure that’s garnered the support of powerful conservative business entities and trade associations working to help restart America’s economy,” said Leadership Council Co-Chair and Former GOP Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson.
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Equality Act needs to become law

Charleston Gazette-Mail • June 29, 2021, 11:43 am This year, the conversation around federal nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans has reached an all-time fever pitch, with Republicans and Democrats alike bringing legislation to the table. As a young Republican, I’m grateful to see the bipartisan appetite to tackle this issue, and I know the conversation couldn’t be more welcome here in West Virginia. In West Virginia, and in many other states, LGBTQ people are left vulnerable to discrimination in a wide range of areas, from housing to public spaces to health care. And the fastest way to address this failing is to pass the Equality Act, federal legislation that would deliver clear, consistent protections for all LGBTQ people in every state.
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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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Growing Number of Conservatives Support Federal LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

By Communications Team • May 27, 2021, 9:46 am Nancy Brinker, Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, Cynthia Coffman, and Yvonne Dean Bailey join Conservatives Against Discrimination Leadership Council. The Council now includes 16 current and former elected officials and conservative thought leaders pushing for nondiscrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Republicans, Take the Next Step in Fight Against Discrimination

RealClearPolitics • May 23, 2021, 3:51 pm One year ago, the Supreme Court issued the groundbreaking ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County that bans employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In his 6-3 majority opinion, Justice Neil Gorsuch, a conservative jurist appointed by President Trump, noted that “an employer who fires an individual for being gay or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex.”
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Republicans, Take the Next Step in Fight Against Discrimination

Real Clear Politics • May 23, 2021, 8:00 am This decision was historic, but critical gaps remain in our federal civil rights laws that leave LGBTQ Americans vulnerable to discrimination in many aspects of their daily lives. It’s now time for our fellow Republicans to heed the calls of religious leaders, business professionals and the American people to take the next step in expanding liberty for all by codifying nondiscrimination protections into law.

Why some Republican governors oppose anti-trans bills

May 15, 2021, 5:00 pm Republican governors are against bills targeting transgender children. “Doing the right thing to support trans youth does not mean that you will be handed a political death sentence," [Former Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen] said.
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Joe Straus: Transgender children in Texas deserve better

Dallas News • May 2, 2021, 5:00 pm Many Texans may not know a transgender kid. But these families are as much a part of the rich fabric of Texas as mine — they’re urban and rural, native Texans and transplants, people of all colors, people of many faiths and no faith tradition, executives and blue-collar families.

Opinion: Why I vetoed my party’s bill restricting health care for transgender youth

April 8, 2021, 5:00 pm I am also hopeful that my action will cause conservative Republican legislators to think through these issues again, and hopefully come up with a more measured approach that allows a thoughtful study of the science and ethics surrounding health care for children and teenagers who experience gender dysphoria before acting.
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Conservatives Respond to Equality Act Senate Hearing

By Communications Team • March 17, 2021, 2:23 pm Opponents of LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections are spreading misinformation. Thankfully, numerous Republican and conservative voices are stepping up to set the record straight. Carlos Curbelo, former U.S. Congressman: "Safeguarding religious freedom is not at odds with protecting gay and transgender people from discrimination in their daily lives..."
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