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Freedom for All Americans is a campaign initiative dedicated to ensuring that every American, regardless of where they live, is protected under the law from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression – without allowing overly broad and harmful religious exemptions that will encourage employers, business owners or others to choose to disregard those protections.

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Google, Microsoft, Viacom, Spotify Join Dozens of Businesses in Support for Landmark Case on LGBT Equality

June 26, 2017, 1:31 pm Today 50 businesses representing more than 370,000 employees filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., a case being heard by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals concerning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Breaking: Supreme Court Will Hear Case of Business Seeking Anti-LGBT Religious Exemption

June 26, 2017, 10:09 am Today the Supreme Court granted review in Craig and Mullins v. Masterpiece Cakeshop, a case concerning a bakery seeking an unprecedented religious exemption from Colorado's longstanding nondiscrimination law in order to deny service to a same-sex couple. 

#LoveIsTheLaw: FFAA Launches Social Media Campaign to Celebrate 2nd Anniversary of Marriage Equality

June 26, 2017, 8:50 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.

Texas Governor Signs Sweeping Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill into Law

June 15, 2017, 5:00 pm Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed HB 3859 into law.

One Year After Pulse, A National Effort to #HonorThemWithAction

June 12, 2017, 8:51 am Freedom for All Americans is joining with LGBT advocates and organizations across the nation to remember the 49 lives lost one year ago today in the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

Freedom for All Americans Celebrates Pride and the Equality March

June 10, 2017, 8:39 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.

250+ Mayors Pledge Support for LGBT Equality as Pride Kicks Off

June 7, 2017, 9:25 am Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination, a broad-based nonpartisan coalition of local elected officials around the country, has reached more than 250 members who have pledged their support for LGBT nondiscrimination protections.

Shameful: Texas Governor Calls Special Legislative Session to Advance Anti-LGBT Agenda

June 6, 2017, 4:53 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 bans municipalities across the state from passing nondiscrimination measures protecting the safety of transgender people in restrooms.

Historic: Wisconsin Lawmakers Introduce Transgender Nondiscrimination Legislation

June 1, 2017, 2:32 pm This morning, for the first time in state history, Wisconsin lawmakers introduced legislation to extend nondiscrimination protections in housing, employment and public spaces to transgender individuals.

Pressure Mounting on Texas Governor to Reject Discrimination in Potential Special Session

May 31, 2017, 11:41 am The Texas Legislature did not pass SB 6, a sweeping anti-transgender and anti-business bill modeled after North Carolina’s disastrous HB 2 law, before adjourning on Monday.

7th Circuit Issues Historic Ruling for Transgender Student

May 30, 2017, 6:05 pm Today the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a groundbreaking ruling in Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District, a case involving a 17-year-old transgender Wisconsin student whose school had denied him access to the boys' restroom.

BREAKING: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Demands Special Session for Anti-Transgender Legislation

May 26, 2017, 10:12 pm Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is running out of time to pass his dangerously anti-business and anti-transgender legislation, and during a Friday night press conference in Austin he demanded that Governor Greg Abbott call a special session over the issue.

Clock Ticking on Anti-LGBT Legislation in Texas

May 26, 2017, 1:53 pm Lawmakers in Texas have until midnight Saturday to reach a compromise over legislation that singles out transgender people for discrimination.

Full 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Agrees to Hear Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

May 26, 2017, 8:37 am On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit granted a request to consider en banc (before all members of the appellate court) whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects Americans from discrimination based on sexual orientation discrimination.

Breaking: Texas Senate Could Reject Anti-Transgender Amendment — Because It’s Not Discriminatory Enough

May 23, 2017, 10:30 pm Reports are emerging tonight from the Texas Capitol that the Senate could reject SB 2078 tomorrow – 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.
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