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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The District of Columbia.

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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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This Week in Nondiscrimination: History Made in VT and Steps Forward in PA & MS

By Shane Stahl • August 18, 2018, 12:34 am Read the most important news in nondiscrimination for the week of August 12.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: New Protections in Kentucky, a Win for a Trans Student, and Another Blow to the Proposed Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • August 10, 2018, 4:03 pm The important stories for the first full week of August, 2018.
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District Court Deals Yet Another Blow to the Trump Administration’s Attempted Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • August 7, 2018, 4:15 pm The latest ruling marks the eighth time a court has upheld the dignity of transgender soldiers, and prevented the ban from being implemented.

Coast Guard Veteran: Being Yourself Isn’t a Crime

February 14, 2018, 4:14 pm Coast guard veteran John Fiorentine shares his experience of being a gay man in the armed forces, and his personal philosophy on why discrimination is unacceptable.
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Transgender Soldiers to Attend Tonight’s State of the Union as Special Guests

By Shane Stahl • January 30, 2018, 10:08 am Two transgender soldiers, Patricia King and Lynda Bengtsson-Davis, will attend the State of the Union speech on January 30 as guests of legislators Joe Kennedy III and Jared Huffman.
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Report: Trump Administration Signals Backpedal on Justice for Transgender Students, Failing to Pursue Discrimination Complaints

By Shane Stahl • January 16, 2018, 5:13 pm Report: The Trump administration has dismissed at least three cases of transgender students alleging discrimination in their school districts.
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White House Withdraws Judicial Nomination of Fiercely Anti-LGBTQ Jeff Mateer

By Shane Stahl • December 14, 2017, 1:42 pm Freedom For All Americans is proud to have joined with the 35 other advocacy organizations in opposing Jeff Mateer’s nomination, and is satisfied with the White House’s nomination withdrawal. Every American should have the opportunity to be taken seriously before a federal judge – and we must keep pushing for fair judges in the courts.  
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D.C.’s Oldest Brewery, DC Brau: Discrimination is Bad for Business

By Shane Stahl • December 8, 2017, 10:24 am DC Brau is just one of hundreds of businesses who are working with Freedom For All Americans on our new Small Businesses Against LGBTQ Discrimination program.
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Case Against Trump’s Military Ban Will Proceed Even With Preliminary Injunction in Effect

By Shane Stahl • November 13, 2017, 3:02 pm On Saturday November 11, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in the case of Karnoski v. Trump, a challenge to the President’s ban on transgender people serving openly in the U.S. military. The Trump administration sought a stay in the case (delaying it from moving forward) due to a similar injunction in the case of Doe v. Trump.
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44 Senators Push Back Against Jeff Sessions’ Exclusion of Transgender People from Title VII

By Shane Stahl • November 3, 2017, 6:25 pm “Actions that roll back the rights of LGBTQ Americans are not consistent with the values of equality and dignity or with Congress’s goals in passing the Civil Rights Act."
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LGBT-U Apprentice Q&A: Rebecca Kling in Washington, D.C.

By Megan Clayton • August 26, 2016, 11:32 am As our nation grapples with the issue of transgender rights, we spoke with Rebecca Kling, a transgender rights activist who currently works for the National Center for Transgender Equality.