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.

Huge Step Forward: Michigan Civil Rights Commission Advances LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • May 21, 2018, 4:00 pm The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has voted 5-0-1 to address anti-LGBTQ discrimination after review of existing state law, now interpreting sex discrimination laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer Signs Dangerous Anti-LGBTQ Child Welfare Bill, Latest in Disturbing Trend

By Adam Polaski • May 18, 2018, 6:33 pm “This new law will hurt kids in Kansas who are in need of safe, loving homes. It’s dangerous and irresponsible to enact laws that will impact LGBTQ families and kids, and that prevent perfectly qualified same-sex couples and others from starting families."

Missouri House Committee Votes to Advance LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • May 18, 2018, 2:22 pm On May 16, 2018, the General Laws Committee of the Missouri Legislature voted to advance the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA,) HB 2100 and HB 3160, legislation that would extend nondiscrimination protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations for LGBTQ people in Missouri.

14 Years Ago Today, Same-Sex Couples Legally Married in the United States for the First Time

By Adam Polaski • May 17, 2018, 1:12 pm And yet fourteen years later, the fight remains for LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections. A majority of states do not have explicit, state-level protections from anti-LGBTQ discrimination in employment, housing, and public spaces.

Today, We Acknowledge International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

By Adam Polaski • May 17, 2018, 9:43 am Today, May 17, is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia – and Freedom for All Americans is proud to stand with all of the organizations and individuals around the world working each and every day to chip away at misinformation, accelerate understanding, and broaden acceptance and love for LGBTQ individuals.

Head of Anti-LGBTQ Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, Appointed to International Religious Freedom Commission

By Adam Polaski • May 15, 2018, 6:43 pm 'There are many conservatives who understand that securing freedom and opportunity for LGBTQ people is consistent with conservative values. Tony Perkins is absolutely not one of those individuals."

Bishop Who Will Preach at the Royal Wedding Is a Strong Supporter of LGBTQ Equal Treatment

By Adam Polaski • May 15, 2018, 11:51 am We thank Rev. Curry for his strong support and for illustrating that many faith leaders support LGBTQ equal treatment because of their faith, not in spite of it. 

Oklahoma Governor Signs Dangerous Anti-LGBT Child Welfare Bill Into Law

By Angela Dallara • May 11, 2018, 8:50 pm Tonight, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed SB 1140—allowing taxpayer-funded adoption and foster-care agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ families. SB 1140 is the first explicitly anti-LGBTQ bill to be signed into law in 2018.

Freedom New Hampshire Campaign Leader Linds Jakows Celebrates Long-Awaited Victory

By Shane Stahl • May 9, 2018, 11:52 am Linds Jakows, campaign manager for Freedom New Hampshire, talks through the process of winning comprehensive statewide nondiscrimination protections in the Granite State, and how they arrived at a historic victory.

Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act Passes in New York General Assembly, Heads to State Senate

By Shane Stahl • May 8, 2018, 4:57 pm The legislation will make its way to the state senate for the ninth time since being introduced in 2003.

Q&A with Daniel Haack, Author of ‘Prince & Knight,’ New Children’s Book Starring Same-Sex Couple

By Adam Polaski • May 4, 2018, 2:43 pm We sat down with author Daniel Haack to discuss how books like Prince & Knight contribute to the movement for LGBTQ equal treatment, the importance of featuring LGBTQ characters in children's media, and the path forward for LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections.

Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill Defeated in Republican Controlled Colorado Senate

By Shane Stahl • May 4, 2018, 1:52 pm A Senate bill that would have allowed private and taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to openly discriminate against LGBTQ people was defeated in the state senate on May 1.

Kansas Governor Urged to Veto Anti-LGBTQ Bill Child Welfare Bill

By Adam Polaski • May 4, 2018, 10:39 am Early Friday morning the Kansas Senate voted 24-15 in favor of a SB284, a bill that could allow child welfare agencies a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people, single mothers, and other families.

Freedom For All Massachusetts Launches Campaign to Defend Transgender Dignity at the Ballot in November

By Shane Stahl • May 3, 2018, 1:03 pm Freedom For All Massachusetts (FFAM), the bipartisan coalition committed to defend the Bay State’s existing transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination law at the ballot this November, officially launched their campaign today, showing already strong support from a broad coalition of organizations and individuals.

BREAKING: In Historic Victory, New Hampshire’s GOP-Led Senate Passes Transgender-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Protections!

By Shane Stahl • May 2, 2018, 6:25 pm In a legislative victory two years in the making, the New Hampshire Senate, by a bipartisan vote of 14-10, voted in favor of a bill, HB 1319, that adds transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination protections to the state’s existing civil rights law.
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