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


We Need More Education for Quality Health Care and Legal Protections for All LGBTQ Americans

September 9, 2020, 1:09 pm At a time of crisis, when so many Americans are facing difficulties securing employment, finding housing, and accessing health care, it’s important to ensure no one is denied these services due to discrimination. I know firsthand how it feels to be rejected simply for being who you are. As a Black, queer person living with HIV, I have dealt with stigma and judgment for most of my life. 
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The LGBTQ Cases to Watch at the U.S. Supreme Court This Term

By Adam Polaski • October 1, 2018, 4:17 pm The Supreme Court could hear any number of cases concerning LGBTQ nondiscrimination during their upcoming term — take a look at our analysis here.
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In State After State, Americans Reject Anti-Transgender Discrimination on the Ballot

By Shane Stahl • July 3, 2018, 10:28 am A compilation of instances where voters have rejected anti-transgender discrimination.
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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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RULING: Transgender Military Ban Prevented From Taking Effect in Latest Federal Court Decision

By Shane Stahl • June 18, 2018, 5:09 pm On Friday, opponents of the attempted ban on transgender military service scored yet another victory as a court in Washington denied the Trump administration’s request for a stay in the case of Karnoski v. Trump.
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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 Non-Discrimination: A Settlement, a Launch, and Victories in Legislatures

By Shane Stahl • January 12, 2018, 5:46 pm In this week’s news roundup, advances in state legislatures continue to provide momentum for non-discrimination laws across the country.
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End-of-Year Spotlight: 10 Heroes Who Advocated for Equal Treatment for LGBTQ Americans in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 27, 2017, 5:36 pm From elected officials sticking their necks out on behalf of their constituents to parents who will do anything to protect their children to LGBTQ people themselves, there are so many heroes in the movement for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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The Blows Keep Coming: Third Federal Judge Halts Trump’s Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • December 11, 2017, 7:54 pm These rulings are a reflection of the climate that the entire LGBTQ movement have created in the public sphere. The country is growing to understand and support transgender Americans, and that growing support has never been more evident in the immense and overwhelming response to President Trump's reckless ban. 
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Giving Thanks and Moving Forward in the Movement for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • November 22, 2017, 11:59 am Today on Thanksgiving,  Freedom For All Americans is focusing all that we have to be grateful for.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: NH Momentum as Trump Abandons Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2017, 5:21 pm In one of the busiest weeks for the LGBT movement in months, equality for transgender Americans was discussed by millions.
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Washington Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms: Religion Is No Excuse for Anti-LGBT Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • February 16, 2017, 11:41 am Today the Washington Supreme Court released its ruling in Ingersoll v. Arlene's Flowers, a case that questioned at its core whether a person's individual religious beliefs could be used as an excuse to discriminate against a same-sex couple.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: State Lawmakers Push Against Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • February 11, 2017, 2:47 pm A significant Friday afternoon development in Washington state -- opponents of LGBT equality finalized ballot language for an initiative that seeks to repeal some transgender protections in the state's long-standing non-discrimination law.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: 2017 Legislative Session Kicks Off With Many LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 13, 2017, 1:18 pm 2017 is off to a wild start already, with dozens of states launching headfirst into their 2017 legislative sessions. At the top of the agenda in many states? LGBT-related bills.
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Washington State Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Anti-Gay Religious Refusal Case

By Adam Polaski • November 17, 2016, 3:41 pm On Tuesday, November 15 the Washington State Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Arlene's Flowers, a business that violated the Washington state non-discrimination law when she denied service to a same-sex couple seeking her services for their wedding.