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

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Indigenous LGBTQ Americans on their hopes for 2021: Nondiscrimination protections, and an end to anti-transgender violence

By Megan Clayton • November 24, 2020, 8:17 am For Native American Heritage Month, our Indigenous messengers reflect on what progress they hope to see for LGBTQ Americans in the future.
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Hispanic Heritage Month: A Story Collection

By Shane Stahl • October 7, 2020, 12:34 pm

As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close it’s important to lift up the voices of Hispanic and Latinx LGBTQ people, who may face discrimination on multiple levels, including their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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I’m a Texan and a Republican, and That is Exactly Why I’m Urging the Supreme Court to Protect LGBTQ Americans

Newsweek • November 19, 2019, 3:36 pm Former Texas Speaker of the House Joe Strauss authored this piece on why his Republican values motivate his support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination: "LGBTQ people deserve protection from discrimination. Respecting human dignity, striving for mutual respect and ensuring equal opportunity are nonpartisan values. They are goals we can all work toward together."
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Former Texas House Speaker Shares How His Republican Values Motivate His Support for LGBTQ Dignity

By Adam Polaski • November 19, 2019, 3:33 pm "As a lifelong Republican, I believe all Americans should have the opportunity to work and the freedom to go about their daily lives without the fear of discrimination."
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Freedom for All Americans’ LGBTQ Legislative Outlook for 2019

By Hannah Willard • December 21, 2018, 12:38 pm The 2019 legislative session will offer opportunities to advance statewide nondiscrimination protections and create movement for a federal law, but also set up potential fights against anti-LGBTQ legislation.
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Midterms Preview: 6 Big Election Stories to Watch That Could Impact LGBTQ Equality

By Adam Polaski • November 5, 2018, 11:12 am The 2018 midterm elections could yield historic results for LGBTQ Americans – both in terms of pro-LGBTQ policies affirmed and LGBTQ representation in government at the local, state, and federal levels.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Important Anniversaries, Movement in the Courts, Another Bad Bill in OH, and a Maryland Candidate Makes History

By Shane Stahl • June 29, 2018, 4:06 pm Stories from OH, TX, NY, MD, WA and CO are featured this week.
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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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Reflecting on Big Victories and Advances for LGBTQ Equal Treatment on Give OUT Day

By Shane Stahl • April 19, 2018, 9:29 am Freedom For All Americans reflects on the work we've done throughout 2017 and 2018 to prevent LGBTQ discrimination in time for 2018's National Give Out Day.
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For the First Time, Federal Judge in Texas Finds that Title VII Protects Transgender Workers

By Adam Polaski • April 10, 2018, 2:44 pm "Applying these recent cases, the court assumes that Wittmer's status as a transgender woman places her under the protections of Title VII."
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Local Steps Forward: Strong Movement on Local Protections, But Challenges Still Exist

By Shane Stahl • March 1, 2018, 3:14 pm February saw positive moves in Texas, Indiana, and Wyoming, but an unfortunate setback in Wisconsin. Our Local Steps Forward roundup for February, 2018.

Austin’s First Transgender Police Officer Shares How His Wife’s Support During His Transition Was Invaluable

February 13, 2018, 6:17 pm Now, with support from his wife and colleagues, Greg is continuing in his own way to increase understanding of transgender people and grow support for non-discrimination protections in Texas.

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!


Same-Sex Couple Ejected from Cab Calls for Non-Discrimination Protections in Texas and Beyond

February 8, 2018, 6:10 pm Since both men are essentially lifelong Houstonians (Randall was born in Houston and lived for just a few years as a child elsewhere, and Jose moved to Houston at four years old), they’re eager to see their city embrace LGBTQ equal treatment once and for all.

Same-Sex Couple Denied Access to Wedding Venue in Texas Shares Personal Impact of Discrimination

February 8, 2018, 12:49 pm Given his experience in small business – and his preparations to open his own with his husband Ben in January 2018, Justin knows that at operating a small business requires treating everyone with respect and understanding that you're not always going to agree with your customers.
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