Content Filed Under: Legislative Victory

Posts regarding victories in local, state, and federal legislatures having to do with non-discrimination.


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Nine Ways Freedom for All Americans Advanced LGBTQ Equal Treatment in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 21, 2017, 1:40 pm The LGBTQ community fought battles to protect our progress and advance equality at the local, state and federal levels in 2017. The entire team at Freedom For All Americans was proud to support or lead on these efforts along the way.
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After Stellar Advocacy, PA Lawmakers Unanimously Remove Anti-Transgender Amendment in Children’s Health Insurance Bill

By Shane Stahl • November 22, 2017, 10:13 am Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's office thanked the House for a unanimous vote removing a harmful anti-transgender amendment from children's insurance legislation.
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NH Lawmakers Lift Prohibition on Medicaid Coverage for Gender Affirmation Care

By Megan Clayton • October 20, 2017, 4:36 pm In New Hampshire, Freedom NH is working to pass #TransBillNH to ensure that New Hampshire law treats transgender people fairly and protects all people, including transgender people, from discrimination.
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VICTORY: Texas Lawmakers End Special Session Without Acting on Anti-Transgender Legislation

By Adam Polaski • August 15, 2017, 10:42 pm The Texas House adjourned this evening without passing any anti-transgender legislation. While the Senate is not yet adjourned, any path forward for anti-transgender proposals would be difficult now that the House has gone out of session.
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Sustained Grassroots Campaign from LGBT Advocates Obliterates Legislative Support for 2 Anti-LGBT Bills in Oklahoma

By Megan Clayton • March 23, 2017, 5:06 pm Two anti-LGBT bills are officially dead for the session in the Sooner State thanks to a sustained grassroots pressure campaign from Freedom Oklahoma, the premiere advocacy group working to secure full equality and legal protections for LGBT Oklahomans.
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Tennessee Senate Committee Rejects Anti-Transgender Bill, Likely Defeating It For The Session

By Megan Clayton • March 22, 2017, 5:11 pm A dangerous bill, SB 771, that would have prohibited students from using the restrooms that match the gender they live as every day has just been defeated in Tennessee, meaning that it and its House counterpart, House Bill 888, will not advance this year.
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It’s Official: Massachusetts is the 18th State With Full LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • September 30, 2016, 5:32 pm Today, for the first time in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, transgender people are fully equal under Massachusetts’ state law.
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California Legislature Moves to Ensure Culture of Inclusion by Passing “All-Gender” Restroom Bill

By Megan Clayton • August 23, 2016, 4:33 pm California's Assembly Bill 1732 ensures the safety and security of transgender Californians by requiring single-occupancy restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and places of public accommodation to be universally accessible.
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VICTORY: Massachusetts Approves Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections, Now Poised for Final Passage

By Adam Polaski • June 1, 2016, 5:57 pm The vote today marks a huge victory – especially in a year when transgender Americans’ fundamental freedoms have been debated, attacked, and endangered.
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Desperate Bill Working to Discriminate Against Transgender People is Defeated in Oklahoma

By Adam Polaski • May 25, 2016, 8:00 am Freedom for All Americans congratulates Freedom Oklahoma on this big victory, which comes on the heels of a legislative session where Freedom Oklahoma worked to defeat more than two dozen anti-LGBT proposals.
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Anti-LGBT Ballot Initiative Officially Fails in Missouri Legislature

By Megan Clayton • May 6, 2016, 10:20 am Missouri’s SJR-39, which would have placed a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot allowing small businesses and individuals to refuse services to LGBT Missourians, has officially failed in the legislature.
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Alabama House Committee Won’t Advance Bill Targeting LGBT Families

By Megan Clayton • May 4, 2016, 9:34 am The Alabama House Rules Committee voted today not to advance House Bill 158, a far-reaching piece of legislation that would have allowed a taxpayer-funded adoption and foster agencies to use religion as an excuse to turn away capable and loving parents, including those who are LGBT.
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Historic: Louisiana Senate Committee Advances Employment Non-Discrimination Bill

By Adam Polaski • April 29, 2016, 12:56 pm On Thursday, April 28, the Senate Labor Committee voted 4-2 in favor of SB436, a bill to ensure that no one faces employment discrimination in Louisiana based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Step Forward: Missouri House Committee Votes Against Anti-LGBT SJR-39

By Adam Polaski • April 27, 2016, 2:33 pm Great news today out of Missouri, where the House Emerging Issues Committee did NOT advance the anti-LGBT SJR-39, which would place a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot allowing small businesses and individuals to refuse services to LGBT Missourians.
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Kentucky Legislative Session Ends, Defeating Anti-LGBT Legislation

By Adam Polaski • April 21, 2016, 7:06 am With the legislative session now complete for the year, it's something to celebrate to reflect on the fact that in 2016, no anti-LGBT bills will move forward in Kentucky.