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.

Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Fired Gay Man, Citing 2nd Circuit Concurrence & 7th Circuit Ruling

By Adam Polaski • May 8, 2017, 11:45 am "The law with respect to this legal question is clearly in a state of flux, and the Second Circuit, or perhaps the Supreme Court, may return to this question soon. In light of the evolving state of the law, dismissal of plaintiff's Title VII claim is improper."

Anti-LGBT Nominee for U.S. Army Secretary Withdraws Name from Consideration

By Adam Polaski • May 5, 2017, 4:55 pm President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the U.S. Army withdrew his name from consideration this afternoon. In a statement, Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green said his nomination has become a “distraction.”

Tennessee Governor Signs Discriminatory LGBT Erasure Bill into Law

By Adam Polaski • May 5, 2017, 1:35 pm Republican Gov. Bill Haslam just signed House Bill 1111 into law. The measure requires the state to interpret all undefined words such as “mother,” “father,” “husband” and “wife,” by their “natural and ordinary meaning."

Momentum in Challenging Times: LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Advances in Texas

By Adam Polaski • May 5, 2017, 10:24 am This week a bill to expand employment non-discrimination protections to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression advanced out of the House Committee on Business and Industry, with bipartisan support.

Freedom for All Americans Will Closely Monitor Implementation of ‘Religious Liberty’ Executive Order

By Adam Polaski • May 4, 2017, 1:47 pm "We remain concerned that we may see executive action at a future date that explicitly singles out LGBT people for discrimination."

Alabama Governor Signs Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill into Law

By Adam Polaski • May 3, 2017, 7:27 pm The new law allows taxpayer funded child placement agencies to discriminate against loving and qualified parents based on the agency’s moral or religious beliefs.

As New Reports Emerge on Potential Anti-LGBT Order, Trump Should Remember Pledge to LGBT Americans

By Adam Polaski • May 2, 2017, 4:54 pm Today Politico reported that, according to "two senior administration officials," President Donald Trump is prepared to sign a broad executive order that could have serious ramifications for the LGBT community.

Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections Introduced in Congress with Bipartisan Equality Act

By Adam Polaski • May 2, 2017, 11:40 am The legislation would protect LGBT Americans from discrimination across virtually every area of daily life, including employment, housing, and public accommodations.

Tennessee Legislature Sends Unconstitutional LGBT Erasure Bill to Governor’s Desk

By Adam Polaski • April 27, 2017, 2:46 pm House Bill 1111, a so-called "LGBT Erasure" bill, would effectively write same-sex couples, and all LGBT Tennesseans out of state laws and creating loop holes that give a license to discriminate.

Alabama Governor Must Veto Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Child Welfare Legislation

By Adam Polaski • April 26, 2017, 4:54 pm Late on Tuesday, April 25, the Alabama House of Representatives gave final approval to a measure allowing taxpayer funded child placement agencies to discriminate against loving and qualified parents based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

New York Senate Committee to Vote on Comprehensive Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • April 24, 2017, 4:14 pm Tomorrow, April 25, a Senate committee will vote on the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)—critical legislation that would extend explicit protections to transgender New Yorkers under state law.

LGBT University Apprentices Commit to Making #EveryoneWelcome in Transgender Public Education Campaign

By Adam Polaski • April 21, 2017, 2:03 pm This month several members of the LGBT University Apprenticeship program filmed videos about their support for transgender equality as part of the #EveryoneWelcome campaign/

Thursday is Give Out Day, a National Day of LGBT Giving!

By Adam Polaski • April 19, 2017, 10:57 am Tomorrow is Give Out Day, a day when supporters of LGBT equality nationwide come together, reach into their pockets, and donate to organizations working to advance LGBT equality.

Coaching and Celebrating LGBT University’s Second Cohort of Apprenticeship Graduates

By Freedom for All Americans • April 17, 2017, 3:48 pm I cannot explain the honor of watching four unique, diverse, and hardworking teams compete, yet support one another, in their shared vision of a country that fulfills its promise of opportunity and freedom for all.

New Anti-LGBT Legislation in Texas Would Roll Back Existing Protections for Transgender People

By Adam Polaski • April 14, 2017, 12:15 pm Lawmakers in the Texas House of Representatives have introduced an insidious local preemptions bill that seeks to roll back existing legal protections for transgender people living in certain parts of the Lone Star State.