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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Volunteer State.

Press Release

35 Corporations and 107 Small Businesses Sign Letter Opposing Discrimination in Tennessee

February 5, 2020, 1:21 pm Today, 35 corporations and 107 small businesses released an open letter opposing discrimination against LGBTQ Tennesseans and calling upon lawmakers to not pursue any further harmful bills this legislative session. This letter was organized by the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce with support from Freedom for All Americans, GLAAD and HRC.
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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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Dangerous Anti-LGBTQ Legislation Advances in Tennessee

March 11, 2019, 9:41 am Tennessee lawmakers are hastily pursuing a slew of anti-LGBTQ legislation, including one bill that will already be on the House floor this week.
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Tennessee Lawmakers Pursue Sweeping Slate of Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

March 4, 2019, 9:47 am Tennessee could become the first state in the nation to pass anti-LGBTQ legislation this year, with a series of discriminatory bills recently introduced.
Blog Post

Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.
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This Week in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination: Advances in TN & NH as OK & KS Discrimination Looms

By Shane Stahl • April 27, 2018, 1:48 pm Positive momentum in NH and TN this week, while bad bills continue in KS and OK.
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VICTORY! Tennessee Legislative Session Adjourns, Defeating All Anti-LGBTQ Bills!

By Shane Stahl • April 26, 2018, 1:55 pm On April 25 the 2018 Tennessee state legislative session came to a close, thereby stopping movement on all anti-LGBTQ legislation that had been put before lawmakers.
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So Far, 2018 Has Been Marked by Huge Victories for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • April 6, 2018, 11:05 pm Legislative and judicial LGBTQ victories in 2018 have continued to build momentum for LGBTQ equality nationwide, even in the face of a presidential administration that has sought to roll back advancements. With 8 months left in the year, here is a sampling of victories so far in 2018.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: A Historic Victory in Alaska and Anti-LGBTQ Bills Defeated

By Shane Stahl • April 6, 2018, 11:14 am Our weekly news roundup on all things nondiscrimination for the week of April 1.
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Anti-Transgender Legislation Defeated in Tennessee State Senate for 3rd Consecutive Year

By Shane Stahl • April 4, 2018, 1:11 pm On Tuesday, an anti-transgender bathroom bill was killed in the Tennessee state senate, after failing to get a Second in the Judiciary Committee.
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This Week in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination: Legislative Sessions and Campaigns Wind Down, But Bad Bills Still Alive

By Shane Stahl • April 1, 2018, 12:27 pm This week in nondiscrimination, as state legislative sessions begin to wind down, we’ve seen anti-LGBTQ legislation die, but also several other bills are still on the move that could negatively affect LGBTQ people in their respective states.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Momentum Continues in AK & NH and Bad Bills Surge in OK & TN

By Shane Stahl • March 16, 2018, 3:58 pm This week in nondiscrimination saw LA advance workplace protections, continued momentum for transgender protections in NH and AK, a historic ruling in MD, and bad bills moving in TN and OK.
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Groundbreaking Victory in the 6th Circuit Against Anti-Transgender Employment Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • March 7, 2018, 1:27 pm The panel ruled that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) does not grant employers an exemption from Title VII, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.

On Valentine’s Day, Let’s Celebrate All Couples Equally – Including LGBTQ Couples

February 13, 2018, 5:22 pm

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Freedom For All Americans is spotlighting couples from across the LGBTQ and gender spectrum who talk about not only their personal love stories, but also why it is essential for their state and country to embrace LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections. Thank you to the National Center for Transgender Equality for partnering with us on many of these stories. Take a look!

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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Strengthen Their States

By Adam Polaski • February 10, 2018, 5:29 pm It's been another busy week for the movement to win LGBTQ non-discrimination as multiple states considered, scheduled hearings, and took votes on legislation to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.