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.

Ninth Circuit Denies Trump Administration Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • July 18, 2018, 7:37 pm The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has denied another attempt by the Trump Administration to implement a ban on transgender people serving openly in the military, in the case of Karnoski v. TrumP.

Ten Questions Judge Brett Kavanaugh Needs to Answer about LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Jon Davidson • July 18, 2018, 3:11 pm Take a look at the LGBTQ record of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, including 10 questions Senators must ask him during the confirmation hearings.

‘Virginia Beach for Fairness’ Coalition Launches to Fight for Statewide Nondiscrimination Protections in VA

By Shane Stahl • July 18, 2018, 1:38 pm Campaign working to pass statewide nondiscrimination protections in 2019.

Jackson Hole, WY Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance After 3 Years of Momentum

By Shane Stahl • July 18, 2018, 9:47 am The city becomes only the second in the state to offer LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections.

Freedom Means Freedom From ALL Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • July 16, 2018, 4:03 pm The final blog in our "Freedom Means" series explains how ultimate freedom for the LGBTQ community mean freedom from all forms of discrimination.

Judge Strikes Down Iowa Medicaid Ban on Transition-Related Health Care

By Shane Stahl • July 14, 2018, 1:15 pm The ruling is the first in the state to guarantee transgender people Medicaid coverage for necessary healthcare.

Federal Judge in Pennsylvania Denies Child Welfare Agencies a License to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

By Adam Polaski • July 14, 2018, 9:18 am The ruling marks the first time a federal court has ruled that child welfare agencies with government contracts may not exclude same-sex couples or require any other religious test for the purpose of determining who may foster or adopt children.

This Week in Nondiscrimination: Major Wins in the Judiciary and MA Ballot Issue Receives Official Designation

By Shane Stahl • July 13, 2018, 3:43 pm The principle of nondiscrimination was upheld in HI and IA, and MA received it's rallying cry for this November's election: YES on 3!

YES on 3: Massachusetts Campaign to Defend #TransLawMA Receives Official Ballot Designation

By Shane Stahl • July 12, 2018, 3:35 pm #TransLawMA was signed into law in 2016, but now faces a repeal effort after anti-LGBTQ opponents successfully petitioned the issue to the ballot.

LGBTQ People and the Freedom to Build a Family

By Shane Stahl • July 12, 2018, 12:09 pm The LGBTQ community has seen both progress and hardship over the years when it comes to building a family.

VIDEO: Same-Sex Couple Heads to Court to Challenge Michigan’s Anti-LGBTQ Child Welfare Law

By Shane Stahl • July 12, 2018, 10:45 am The case could serve as an important litmus test regarding the constitutionality of discriminatory adoption law.

House Appropriations Committee Passes Dangerous Amendment Granting Child Welfare Agencies a License to Discriminate

By Adam Polaski • July 11, 2018, 1:19 pm Policies like today's shameful anti-LGBTQ amendment stands only to allow more agencies to turn away capable, loving parents – and at the end of the day, that harms children and makes it harder for more kids to be placed in loving homes. 

Anti-LGBTQ Group Seeks Arizona Supreme Court Review in Nondiscrimination Case

By Shane Stahl • July 11, 2018, 12:37 pm Arizona business sought to preempt the city of Phoenix's existing nondiscrimination law.

Hawaii Supreme Court Allows Ruling Affirming LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Law to Stand

By Shane Stahl • July 11, 2018, 12:27 pm The Court denied review of the case, now over 11 years in the judiciary.

As President Trump Names Supreme Court Nominee, Senators Must Consider Dignity for LGBTQ Americans

By Shane Stahl • July 9, 2018, 9:10 pm Kavanaugh – who previously worked in the George W. Bush administration – hasn’t weighed in explicitly on high-profile issues related to LGBTQ nondiscrimination, though the rabidly anti-LGBTQ Family Research Council has in the past lavished praise on his judicial record.
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