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.

In Moving New Video, Five Fathers of Transgender Children in Texas Share Their Stories

By Adam Polaski • March 14, 2017, 1:56 pm The powerful video captures the realities of unconditional love but also the challenges and joys of raising a transgender child in a world where the fundamental dignity and safety of transgender people is being challenged by anti-LGBT legislators.

In Powerful Dissent, 11th Circuit Judge Explains Why Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

By Adam Polaski • March 13, 2017, 1:32 pm On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled against Jameka Evans, Lambda Legal's client in a case where Evans was fired by her employer for being a lesbian.

Shameful: South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard Signs Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill into Law

By Adam Polaski • March 10, 2017, 7:19 pm The new law will allow taxpayer-funded child-placement agencies to deny services, including adoption and foster care, to qualified and loving LGBT individuals, based on the agency’s religious or moral convictions.

New Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose Religious Refusals, Anti-Transgender Restroom Restrictions

By Adam Polaski • March 10, 2017, 3:18 pm A new poll released today from PRII finds that a majority of Americans are opposed to anti-LGBT religious refusals legislation and anti-transgender restroom restrictions.

New Hampshire House Refuses to Consider Transgender Nondiscrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • March 10, 2017, 2:18 pm The New Hampshire House of Representatives refused to debate House Bill 478 on Thursday, tabling the bill in a 187-179 vote.

Cast of ‘Transparent’ Speaks Out in Support for Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • March 9, 2017, 1:56 pm Actress Alexandra Grey says in the video: "When trans people like me are turned away from using restrooms that match our true gender, we can't go to work, go shopping, or go to school. We can't be a part of society."

Following Marathon Hearing Featuring Opponents of SB6, Texas Senate Committee Advances Anti-LGBT Bill

By Adam Polaski • March 8, 2017, 10:04 am According to reports from the Austin American-Statesman and others in attendance, more than 250 Texans offered public testimony against SB 6, while just 29 spoke out in favor.

As Legislative Session Begins, Florida Competitive Workforce Act is Reintroduced with Bipartisan Support

By Adam Polaski • March 7, 2017, 1:53 pm Today, bipartisan support for the Florida Competitive Workforce Act (CWA) reached a historic level as lawmakers returned to Tallahassee for the 60-day legislative session.

Despite Immense Support for Transgender Equality, Supreme Court Sends Landmark Case Back to Lower Court

By Adam Polaski • March 6, 2017, 10:38 am This morning the United States Supreme Court issued an order to vacate and remand the lower court’s opinion in the case of Gavin Grimm, G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board.

Thousands of Americans Call for Supreme Court to Affirm Dignity for Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • March 2, 2017, 11:22 pm Today friend-of-the-court briefs were filed in the first-ever case on transgender rights to go before the Supreme Court, G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board.

TODAY: #EveryoneWelcome Campaign Launches in Support of Full Transgender Protections 

By Adam Polaski • March 1, 2017, 2:38 pm Today LGBT and allied organizations are officially announcing a new initiative called #EveryoneWelcome -- a national campaign to showcase support for laws protecting transgender people in all public places.

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.

Trump Administration Rescinds Federal Guidance Protecting Transgender Youth

By Adam Polaski • February 22, 2017, 7:25 pm After the White House all but confirmed yesterday its intention to rescind federal guidance concerning protections for transgender students under Title IX, the administration made the announcement official today.

In Strong Bipartisan 15-2 Vote, New Hampshire Committee Recommends Passage of Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill

By Adam Polaski • February 22, 2017, 3:57 pm This afternoon, members of a New Hampshire House committee voted 15-2 in favor of legislation that would update the state’s laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and public spaces to explicitly include the state’s transgender residents.

Trump Administration on the Verge of Rescinding Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 21, 2017, 3:44 pm The Trump administration appears ready to rescind the federal guidance concerning protections for transgender students under Title IX.