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.


Anchorage Approves First LGBT-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance in Alaska

By Adam Polaski • September 30, 2015, 10:13 am On Tuesday, September 29, the Assembly in Anchorage, Alaska voted 9-2 to approve a local non-discrimination ordinance protecting LGBT people from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

NC Bill SB279 Would Prevent Cities From Protecting LGBT People

By Adam Polaski • September 29, 2015, 8:17 pm Tonight the North Carolina General Assembly has been discussing an amendment to S.B. 279, which would strip cities and counties of the freedom to protect their own citizens.

Freedom for All Americans Launches LGBT-U: First of Its Kind Apprenticeship Program to Win Non-Discrimination Campaigns

By Claire Caldwell • September 29, 2015, 5:38 pm Freedom for All Americans' LGBT-University is underway! A one-of-a-kind program, LGBT-U aims to train the next generation of movement leaders in the skills needed to run successful campaigns to win full LGBT non-discrimination protections across America.

Houston Unites Launches First TV Ad Featuring Local Faith Leaders

By Claire Caldwell • September 24, 2015, 11:59 am Today, Houston Unites hit the airwaves with its first TV ad featuring religious leaders endorsing the Yes on Proposition 1 campaign to preserve Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).

Freedom for All Americans Celebrates Bisexual Awareness Week

By Angela Dallara • September 23, 2015, 3:02 pm Celebrate Bisexuality Day is observed annually on September 23 as part of Bisexual Awareness Week, in order to put faces to the community and open up discussion about bisexual-specific identities and issues.

Local Steps Forward: Celebrating Advances Across the Country in September

By Claire Caldwell • September 23, 2015, 10:44 am Here's a look at how LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination has moved forward this month in many states.

As Pope Tours American Cities, Catholic Support for LGBT Non-Discrimination Surges

By Claire Caldwell • September 22, 2015, 5:28 pm The papal visit is a great chance to reflect on the overwhelming number of Catholics in the United States who support LGBT people - and specifically support comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBT people.

Eye on the Opposition: KY Senator on RFRA’s Discriminatory Motivations

By Erik Maulbetsch • September 22, 2015, 4:10 pm WATCH: When asked about religious freedom Kentucky Senator Rand Paul bluntly states that Kentucky's RFRA law allows public officials the ability to opt out of their duties, a common and dangerous twisting of state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts.

In GOP Debate, Some Candidates Push Religion as an Excuse to Discriminate

By Adam Polaski • September 17, 2015, 10:03 am The GOP presidential candidates discussed a broad range of topics – including discrimination against LGBT Americans.

What It’s Really Like to Lose Your Job Because of Who You Love

By Claire Caldwell • September 16, 2015, 4:32 pm In Georgia, there is no law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. After nearly 31 years of work with an agency, with a long-standing record of excellent performance and only one year until retirement, Connie Galloway was fired. Without statewide protections in Georgia, Connie’s financial security was cut short.

Supermajority of Americans Believe that Fair and Equal Treatment Under the Law Trumps Individual Beliefs, Poll Finds

By Claire Caldwell • September 16, 2015, 10:36 am New poll shows that a 74% supermajority of Americans believe that when a conflict arises, no one should be able to use their religious beliefs to deny equal treatment under the law to others.

Indiana Governor’s Hometown Stands Up for LGBT Rights

By Cameron Tolle • September 15, 2015, 8:43 pm Moments ago, Columbus City Council – which is comprised entirely of Republican members -- unanimously passed a law that will ban discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

The Boston Chamber of Commerce Joins League of Businesses in Support of Transgender-Inclusive Non-Discrimination

By Claire Caldwell • September 15, 2015, 1:47 pm The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce joined nearly 100 other businesses this week in announcing its support of proposed transgender-inclusive non-discrimination legislation.

LISTEN: First Radio Ad from Houston Unites Focuses HERO Fight on Religious Values

By Adam Polaski • August 28, 2015, 11:51 am This week, Houston Unites - the campaign to defend Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) - released its first radio ad.

Pennsylvania Legislators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect LGBT People

By Cameron Tolle • August 26, 2015, 4:22 pm Today, state Sens. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) and Reps. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) and Tom Killion (R-Delaware) introduced the Pennsylvania Fairness Act, which would update the state's 1955 Human Relations Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.