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Two Years After His Death, We Remember Julian Bond’s Words Against Religious Refusal Proposals

By Adam Polaski • August 15, 2017, 11:33 am We've been here before, Julian Bond argued often throughout his life – we've seen businesses and individuals many times cite their religious beliefs in order to discriminate against people of color, women, and interracial couples. 
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Washington Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms: Religion Is No Excuse for Anti-LGBT Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • February 16, 2017, 11:41 am Today the Washington Supreme Court released its ruling in Ingersoll v. Arlene's Flowers, a case that questioned at its core whether a person's individual religious beliefs could be used as an excuse to discriminate against a same-sex couple.

South Dakota Senate Bill 149

February 8, 2017, 1:21 pm

Texas Senate Bill 522

January 27, 2017, 3:34 pm

Virginia Senate Bill 1324

January 19, 2017, 3:59 pm

Missouri House Bill 205

December 15, 2016, 1:46 pm
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Catholics Call for Greater LGBT Inclusion Within the Church

October 19, 2016, 1:41 pm This year Freedom for All Americans is proud to be working with Believe Out Loud. As part of our partnership, we have compiled this round-up below of nearly a dozen Catholics from across the country calling for greater inclusion of LGBT people in the Church.
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In Unprecedented Distortion, Judge Cites Federal RFRA to Permit Employment Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • August 19, 2016, 9:02 am This is an unprecedented ruling, representative of the ongoing hijacking of the federal RFRA, passed in 1992 with the intent of protecting employees' religious beliefs – not ensuring that employers could use their religious beliefs as an excuse to discriminate.
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Congressmembers Introduce the ‘Do No Harm Act’ to Clarify Intent of Federal RFRA

By Adam Polaski • May 18, 2016, 5:06 pm "The ‘Do No Harm Act’ recognizes that religious freedom and nondiscrimination can exist alongside one another without conflict."
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Anti-LGBT Measures – including the First Amendment Defense Act – are on the Move in Congress

By Adam Polaski • May 4, 2016, 3:55 pm Two measures allowing for discrimination against LGBT people are moving in the House of Representatives – even as states like North Carolina and Mississippi continue to experience economic backlash from approving similar bills.
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City Councils in Jackson & Biloxi Pass Resolutions Against Mississippi’s HB1523

By Adam Polaski • April 6, 2016, 11:15 am On the local level, City Council members in Jackson and Biloxi immediately condemned the passage of HB1523, issuing strong resolutions against the legislation.
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Georgia Lawmakers Advance Terrible Anti-LGBT Bill Even After Weeks of Statewide Opposition

By Adam Polaski • March 16, 2016, 6:33 pm Today, March 16, lawmakers in the Georgia House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to push through terrible legislation that would allow for broad, painful discrimination against LGBT people across the state.
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Following Historic 40-Hour Filibuster, Missouri Senate Advances Anti-LGBT Constitutional Amendment

By Adam Polaski • March 9, 2016, 9:48 am This historic filibuster grabbed the attention of the nation and should make it clear to lawmakers in states across the country that they cannot quietly pass discriminatory and dangerous legislation like this
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Lawyer Who Served Under 3 Republican Presidents Tells GA Lawmakers: Reject Anti-LGBT Discrimination!

By Adam Polaski • February 29, 2016, 11:37 am His findings? The law "would create a basis for discrimination that will harm Georgia and its citizens, as well as our state's national reputation."
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Georgia Lawmakers Intensify Anti-LGBT Bills; Consequences Are Now More Damaging than RFRA

By Adam Polaski • February 18, 2016, 10:54 am As amended this week, the bill – the misleadingly-titled "First Amendment Defense Act" – allows any taxpayer funded, faith-based nonprofit or agency to deny all services based on religious beliefs.