Blog Posts

With so much momentum for LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections across the country – as well as many attacks from opponents working to push through anti-LGBT proposals – Freedom for All Americans is here to keep you as informed as possible, with daily blog content providing insight into the latest in this national campaign and the ever-changing landscape of LGBT non-discrimination.

Shameful: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Calls Special Session, Will Include Discussion on Anti-Transgender Bills

By Adam Polaski • June 6, 2017, 4:21 pm Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced today that he is calling a special legislative session to tackle an inordinate agenda – including HB 2899, discriminatory legislation that targets transgender Texans.

Freedom for All Americans Kicks Off Pride Season with Our Partners at SKYY Vodka

By Adam Polaski • June 3, 2017, 12:51 pm June is LGBTQ Pride Month – and this year, Freedom for All Americans is excited to mark the occasion alongside our partners at SKYY Vodka, a brand with a long history of supporting LGBT equality.

For the First Time Ever, Wisconsin Lawmakers Introduce Transgender Non-Discrimination Legislation

By Adam Polaski • June 1, 2017, 12:12 pm Big news today out of Wisconsin, where lawmakers today introduced a bill to secure comprehensive non-discrimination protections for transgender people across the state.

Republican Congressman Adds Bipartisan Momentum to LGBT Non-Discrimination in Congress

By Adam Polaski • May 31, 2017, 10:42 am His co-sponsorship signals continued bipartisan momentum in Congress for the passage of comprehensive LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections.

Historic: 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Dignity for Transgender Student

By Adam Polaski • May 30, 2017, 3:31 pm In the ruling, a 3-judge panel of the federal appellate court affirmed that the school district must allow Ashton Whitaker, a transgender boy in Wisconsin, to use the boys' restroom.

Legal Momentum: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Will Rehear Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • May 25, 2017, 3:03 pm Today, May 25 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit granted a request to consider en banc (the full court) a case concerning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Texas Senate Could Reject Anti-Transgender Amendment – Because It’s Not Discriminatory Enough

By Adam Polaski • May 24, 2017, 12:39 pm Last night, reports emerged from the Texas State Capitol that the Senate could reject SB 2078 today – education legislation that this weekend was amended in the House to include a provision singling out transgender youth in the state’s public schools for discrimination.

Over the Weekend, Texas Lawmakers Advanced Discriminatory Measures Targeting LGBT Youth

By Adam Polaski • May 22, 2017, 10:12 am Members of the Texas Senate have advanced HB 3859, sweeping legislation that allows taxpayer-funded adoption agencies and foster services to legally discriminate against LGBT people and others, to Governor Greg Abbott for his signature.

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.

Failing to Learn from North Carolina Disaster, Texas Lt. Gov. Threatens Special Session in Attempt to Pass Anti-Transgender Bill

By Adam Polaski • May 17, 2017, 2:23 pm "While we always knew that Lt. Gov. Patrick opposed the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Texans, we never thought he would hold an entire state’s agenda hostage in an attempt to pass discriminatory laws like SB 6."

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania Passes LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • May 15, 2017, 4:33 pm Camp Hill now joins 42 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.

Lawsuit Filed Against Kentucky Credit Union That Discriminated Against Lesbian Woman

By Adam Polaski • May 12, 2017, 12:17 pm Today, May 12, Fauver Law Office in Louisville, Kentucky filed a lawsuit against Park Community Credit Union on behalf of a woman who last year was harassed and fired from her job because of her sexual orientation.

Freedom for All Americans Introduces Acting CEOs Kasey Suffredini and Katie Belanger

By Adam Polaski • May 11, 2017, 1:21 pm The Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and Freedom for All Americans Education Fund Boards of Directors have announced that Kasey Suffredini and Katie Belanger will jointly lead the organization during the national search to identify the next CEO.

Macon-Bibb, Georgia Expands Non-Discrimination Employment Protections to LGBT Public Employees

By Adam Polaski • May 11, 2017, 10:44 am This month, the Board of Commissioners in Macon-Bibb, Georgia voted 6-3 in favor of an ordinance updating its municipal non-discrimination protections to LGBT people so that no one can face employment discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Texas Legislature Advances Two Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • May 10, 2017, 11:42 am "It’s discouraging that Texas lawmakers appear so fixated on singling out LGBT people – particularly transgender youth – for discrimination."