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Stories of LGBTQ discrimination in public accommodations.

Press Release

America Competes Coalition Denounces Passage of AL Anti-Transgender Bills

April 8, 2022, 2:44 pm Today America Competes, a business coalition that supports LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections and opposes measures that exclude, isolate, or harm LGBTQ people, expressed opposition to the recent passage of two anti-transgender, anti-LGBTQ bills in Alabama.

Houston Couple Denied Service by a Tax Preparer Speaks Out for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

May 14, 2019, 6:22 pm Kim Bowman and Debbie Beach learned the realities of anti-LGBTQ discrimination the hard way when they were denied service while attempting to file their taxes.
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Tennessee On the Brink of Becoming First State to Pass Anti-LGBTQ Legislation This Year

April 3, 2019, 10:28 am Tennessee lawmakers advanced two dangerously discriminatory bills this week, both part of the most extreme anti-LGBTQ slate of bills in the nation.
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NowThis Video Highlights Importance of Defending Transgender Protections in MA This November

By Shane Stahl • August 20, 2018, 2:55 pm The video features campaign staffers and stories of those impacted by the existing protections.
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Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission Moves to Enforce LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • August 17, 2018, 11:41 am The commission will interpret existing civil rights law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction in Transgender Student’s Discrimination Case

By Shane Stahl • August 6, 2018, 1:15 pm The transgender male student will be able to access the boys' facilities while the case is awaiting trial.
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Michigan Appellate Court Sends Portion of Locker Room Case Back to Lower Court

By Jon Davidson • August 1, 2018, 12:06 pm The court held that Planet Fitness failed to adequately disclose its inclusive public accommodations policy to a patron.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Victories Across the Board For Transgender People Nationwide

By Shane Stahl • July 28, 2018, 12:33 pm Major wins for transgender students and a win for two transgender women in Wisconsin highlight the week's news.
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‘Virginia Beach for Fairness’ Coalition Launches to Fight for Statewide Nondiscrimination Protections in VA

By Shane Stahl • July 18, 2018, 1:38 pm Campaign working to pass statewide nondiscrimination protections in 2019.
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Freedom Means Freedom From ALL Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • July 16, 2018, 4:03 pm The final blog in our "Freedom Means" series explains how ultimate freedom for the LGBTQ community mean freedom from all forms of discrimination.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Major Wins in the Judiciary and MA Ballot Issue Receives Official Designation

By Shane Stahl • July 13, 2018, 3:43 pm The principle of nondiscrimination was upheld in HI and IA, and MA received it's rallying cry for this November's election: YES on 3!
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What’s at Stake: The Future of the Supreme Court Following Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

By Shane Stahl • July 9, 2018, 2:36 pm A look at how a new Supreme Court nominee could affect cases involving LGBTQ people that come before the high Court.
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49 Years Since Stonewall: Looking to the Past to Keep Moving Forward

By Shane Stahl • June 28, 2018, 10:38 am Remembering a watershed moment in LGBTQ history, and using what we learned to move forward in the nondiscrimination movement.
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In the Wake of Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling, ABC Asks ‘What Would You Do?’

By Shane Stahl • June 27, 2018, 10:53 am Segment features actors as a lesbian couple and a discriminatory baker.
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Freedom For All Americans Participates in “Upworthy #Upchat” on Marriage Anniversary

By Shane Stahl • June 26, 2018, 5:23 pm Freedom for All Americans participated with dozens of other groups in today's social media takeover.