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Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Roster Climbs to More Than 250 in Nearly Every State

By Adam Polaski • June 7, 2017, 3:15 pm In total, 257 mayors from 47 states and the District of Columbia are part of the program, led by the national organization Freedom for All Americans. The mayors hail from cities large and small and represent in total more than 57 million constituents.
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In Historic First, Federal Judge Rules Transgender Person Can Pursue Discrimination Claim Under Americans With Disabilities Act

By Adam Polaski • May 19, 2017, 9:41 am The judge recognized gender dysphoria as a medical condition, and his order details that its specific exclusion from the Americans with Disabilities Act (gender dysphoria is one of about a dozen medical conditions exempted from the ADA) is unfair.
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania Passes LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • May 15, 2017, 4:33 pm Camp Hill now joins 41 other cities in Pennsylvania – including large cities like Philadelphia and smaller towns like Carlisle Borough – protecting LGBT people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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TODAY: Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Take Questions on LGBT Equality

By Adam Polaski • April 7, 2017, 2:44 pm Today, Friday, April 7, five mayors who are members of Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination are taking questions as part of Tumblr's IssueTime series.
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Catholics Call for Greater LGBT Inclusion Within the Church

October 19, 2016, 1:41 pm This year Freedom for All Americans is proud to be working with Believe Out Loud. As part of our partnership, we have compiled this round-up below of nearly a dozen Catholics from across the country calling for greater inclusion of LGBT people in the Church.
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Pennsylvania Senate Committee Votes to Advance LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • June 22, 2016, 4:33 pm Today, the Pennsylvania Senate Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs took a big step forward by voting to advance LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections.
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This Week: LGBT University Apprentices Convene in Philadelphia to Learn Campaign Strategies

By Adam Polaski • April 14, 2016, 11:34 am "This week's trainings offer crucial education and intensive preparation in order to move the needle forward on additional victories as soon as possible," Katie Belanger said.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Anti-LGBT Legislation Prompts Historic Pushback

By Adam Polaski • April 8, 2016, 5:04 pm This week Mississippi joined North Carolina as one of the few states to actually pass egregious anti-LGBT legislation this year – but the bill quickly pushed through by the Mississippi Legislature and signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant is one of the worst we've seen in the country.
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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Enhances LGBT-Inclusive Executive Order, Extending Protections to State Contractors

By Adam Polaski • April 6, 2016, 4:20 pm Governor Wolf's decision today, which will expand employment protections to more LGBT Pennsylvania, marks a significant step forward – and signals growing momentum in Pennsylvania for comprehensive federal non-discrimination.
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As Mayors Coalition Forms, Pennsylvania Governor Reiterates Call for LGBT Protections

By Adam Polaski • March 4, 2016, 12:55 pm In response to two new federal legal cases filed by the EEOC alleging anti-gay discrimination, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf reiterated his statewide call for LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Where Pro-LGBT Bills and Discriminatory Legislation Advanced

By Adam Polaski • February 4, 2016, 3:31 pm We're in the middle of legislative sessions in nearly every state in the country – and as legislators debate vital issues for their local communities, LGBT issues and bills related to non-discrimination protections have emerged as significant priorities.