Content Filed Under: Eye on the Opposition

In the fight for non-discrimination protections, it is important to be aware of the activities of opposition groups and coalitions as they work against protections being made law. Here, a list of actions by such opposition groups.


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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Anti-LGBTQ Moves in TX and OH, a Show of Support in MA and GA, and Positive Rulings in PA and OR

By Shane Stahl • June 22, 2018, 5:00 pm Victories in the courts, protections enacted in GA, but anti-LGBTQ moves in OH and TX.
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Head of Anti-LGBTQ Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, Appointed to International Religious Freedom Commission

By Adam Polaski • May 15, 2018, 6:43 pm 'There are many conservatives who understand that securing freedom and opportunity for LGBTQ people is consistent with conservative values. Tony Perkins is absolutely not one of those individuals."
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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Dispelling Myths About Public Safety and LGBTQ Equality

By Adam Polaski • April 24, 2018, 12:43 pm This Sexual Assault Awareness Month, let’s take a moment to debunk these anti-transgender lies and refocus on the very real challenge of effectively addressing sexual assault.
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This Legal Case is ADF’s Latest Desperate Attempt to Roll Back LGBTQ Protections

By Shane Stahl • April 23, 2018, 6:19 pm Take a closer look at the '303 Creative' case, the latest anti-LGBTQ argument being pushed by ADF (Alliance Defending Freedom), one of the nation's most powerful organizations advocating for shameful discrimination against LGBTQ Americans.
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Eye on the Opposition: 3 Anti-Transgender Campaign Ads Have Been Discredited in Recent Weeks

By Shane Stahl • March 29, 2018, 12:56 pm Recent ads placed by anti-LGBTQ groups and coalitions in MA and AK have been discredited, and in two cases, called out for featuring establishments without their permission.
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Trump Administration Selects HHS Civil Rights Office Leader with Deep Anti-Transgender History

By Adam Polaski • March 23, 2017, 4:39 pm This week President Trump's administration quietly appointed Roger Severino, a longtime opponent of transgender equality, as the head of the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Eye on the Opposition: Gov. McCrory Accuses Duke of Conspiring with LGBT Advocates

By Megan Clayton • October 15, 2016, 9:09 am Governor McCrory isn’t just attacking “out-of-state” interests, but perhaps the best-known institution of higher education in his state.
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Eye on the Opposition: Behind an Anti-LGBT Group’s Transparent Push for More Political Power

By Megan Clayton • October 5, 2016, 2:48 pm The real restrictions are on advocacy organizations like ADF. Should this repeal effort succeed, it would be able to leverage its nearly $50 million annual budget into becoming a political heavyweight.
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Anti-LGBT Opponents in Massachusetts Mount Effort to Repeal Critical Transgender Protections

By Adam Polaski • July 19, 2016, 11:46 am If the opposition gathers several thousand signatures in the next 78 days, the motion to repeal #TransBillMA will go to a vote for the November 2018 ballot.
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Republican National Convention Officially Adopts Platform Rife with Discrimination Against LGBT Americans

By Adam Polaski • July 18, 2016, 5:48 pm Today, July 18, delegates at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland adopted a platform that specifically enshrines discrimination against LGBT Americans in several key planks.
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New Virtual Resource ‘Enemies of Equality’ Untangles the Web of Money and Influence Behind State Efforts to Discriminate Against LGBT People

By Megan Clayton • July 7, 2016, 7:56 am Today Freedom for All Americans is launching “Enemies of Equality,” a virtual resource and infographic illustrating the interwoven relationships between anti-LGBT activists and organizations working to pass laws that harm LGBT people.
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Anti-Transgender Coalition Leader in Washington Directs Men to Follow Women into Restrooms

By Adam Polaski • June 16, 2016, 4:17 pm "It is currently illegal to go into the bathroom to harass or assault another person. The only person in this debate who advocated for men to go into a restroom to harass and intimate anyone is Joseph Backholm."
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250+ Groups Working to End Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Condemn Anti-Transgender Bills

By Adam Polaski • April 21, 2016, 10:00 am Today a coalition of more than 250 organizations from across the country released a new, first-of-its-kind national statement urging lawmakers in many states to stop pushing legislation that harms transgender Americans by restricting their access to restrooms and locker rooms.
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LISTEN: Missouri Lawmaker Can’t Describe Why Racial Discrimination Differs from Anti-LGBT Discrimination

By Megan Clayton • March 8, 2016, 2:39 pm As Missouri Senate Democrats’ filibuster to oppose discrimination approaches a full 24 hours, it’s easy to forgot just how simple this dangerous bill (SJR39) really is.
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Eye on the Opposition: South Dakota Bill Being Pushed by Anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom

By Megan Clayton • February 18, 2016, 5:19 pm Bills targeting transgender youth are appearing in state legislatures all across the country. From Virginia to Wisconsin, South Dakota to Missouri, the simultaneous introduction of these specifically worded anti-trans bill is not a coincidence.