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.

Here’s How You Can Join in the #LoveIsTheLaw Anniversary Celebrations!

By Cameron Tolle • June 26, 2017, 10:39 am It’s a day that none of us will ever forget: Two years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the landmark ruling affirming that love is the law nationwide.

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review in Case of Baker Seeking Religious Exemption from LGBT Law

By Adam Polaski • June 26, 2017, 9:49 am When considering the case, the U.S. Supreme Court must consider the reality that many courts and commissions have affirmed in this specific case that Masterpiece Cakeshop is in no way entitled to a religious exemption from the Colorado Public Accommodations Law.

#LoveIsTheLaw Campaign Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of the Freedom to Marry Nationwide

By Adam Polaski • June 26, 2017, 8:56 am Today marks the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that loving same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marriage equality. To celebrate this historic event, Freedom for All Americans is launching the #LoveIsTheLaw social media campaign.

29 Couples Celebrate that #LoveIsTheLaw on 2nd Anniversary of the Freedom to Marry

By Adam Polaski • June 24, 2017, 9:39 am Check out these new quotes and stories from same-sex couples in more than 20 states who are celebrating the second anniversary of the freedom to marry nationwide.

5th Circuit Court of Appeals Dismisses HB1523 Case Despite Deep Harms to Mississippi LGBT Community

By Adam Polaski • June 22, 2017, 12:06 pm The three-judge panel today found that the plaintiffs in the case lack legal standing to officially challenge the law and that the lower court ruling, a stunning and powerful rebuke to anti-LGBT religious exemptions, should be reversed and the case dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.

New Letter: Opponents of LGBTQ Equality Should Not Be Confirmed as Federal Judges

By Adam Polaski • June 19, 2017, 11:28 am The letter asserts that John K. Bush and Damien Schiff, recently appointed to federal judgeships, should not be confirmed for the positions by the United States Senate.

Happy Father’s Day to these LGBT Fathers & Dads of LGBT Children!

By Megan Clayton • June 17, 2017, 1:01 pm Freedom for All Americans is proud to highlight the stories of LGBT fathers, and fathers of LGBT children, who are tasked with an additional challenge when it comes to parenting—enduring anti-LGBT discrimination that is still legally sanctioned in 32 states and occurs each and every day.

Texas Governor Signs Sweeping Adoption Bill into Law that Eases Discrimination Against LGBT People

By Adam Polaski • June 15, 2017, 5:10 pm Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed HB 3859 into law. The sweeping new measure allows adoption agencies and child welfare services to discriminate against same-sex couples, LGBT people, single parents, and others, based on religious beliefs.

From Coast to Coast, Thousands Discuss Importance of LGBT Non-Discrimination at SKYY Vodka Pride Lounges

By Adam Polaski • June 13, 2017, 12:20 pm This month is off to a great start as the Freedom for All Americans team joins together with our partners at SKYY Vodka for Pride celebrations on opposite ends of the country!

50 Years Later, Supreme Court ‘Loving v. Virginia’ Case Illustrates Injustice of Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • June 12, 2017, 2:06 pm June 12 marks the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's decision in Loving v. Virginia, a landmark ruling that declared bans on interracial marriage in the United States unconstitutional.

Freedom for All Americans Celebrates Pride and the Equality March

By Adam Polaski • June 10, 2017, 11:00 am Thousands of LGBT people and allies are expected to participate in marches in Washington, DC and nearly 100 cities across the nation this weekend.

FFAA Joins with Equality Florida to Mark 1-Year Since Pulse Shooting with Resilience and Action

By Megan Clayton • June 8, 2017, 1:43 pm As we approach a period of remembering this attack on our community, we wanted to encourage all LGBT people and allies to make this time one of strength and resilience, even as many of us are still coping with grief and loss.

How the National Conversation on LGBT Non-Discrimination Has Evolved 40 Years After Anita Bryant Campaign

By Adam Polaski • June 7, 2017, 4:05 pm June 7 marks 40 years since voters in Dade County, Florida stampeded to the polls for a special election, one centered on stripping away critical non-discrimination protections from gay, lesbian, and bisexual people.

Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Roster Climbs to More Than 250 in Nearly Every State

By Adam Polaski • June 7, 2017, 3:15 pm In total, 257 mayors from 47 states and the District of Columbia are part of the program, led by the national organization Freedom for All Americans. The mayors hail from cities large and small and represent in total more than 57 million constituents.

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.