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.

This Week in Nondiscrimination: Momentum Continues in AK & NH and Bad Bills Surge in OK & TN

By Shane Stahl • March 16, 2018, 3:58 pm This week in nondiscrimination saw LA advance workplace protections, continued momentum for transgender protections in NH and AK, a historic ruling in MD, and bad bills moving in TN and OK.

Federal Judge in Maryland Rules for Transgender Students’ Dignity and Against School’s Discriminatory Policy

By Adam Polaski • March 16, 2018, 1:48 pm "I am extremely happy with the court’s decision, and think it is a great step in the right direction."

Small Business Against LGBTQ Discrimination Coalition Grows to 750 as Anniversary of Historic Ruling Approaches

By Shane Stahl • March 16, 2018, 12:20 pm This week, Freedom for All Americans’ Small Businesses Against LGBTQ Discrimination coalition, which launched in December 2017 with support from 500 businesses, crossed a milestone by reaching more than 750 small business owners in states across the country, united in support of LGBTQ non-discrimination.

Oklahoma Senate Passes Discriminatory Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill

By Shane Stahl • March 15, 2018, 9:09 am SB 1140 would allow private and publicly funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ couples and individuals based on religious or moral claims.

Nearly 50 Businesses Urge the 8th Circuit to Rule Against Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

By Adam Polaski • March 14, 2018, 4:00 pm The legal brief, which features voices like AirBnB, Morgan Stanley, Dropbox, PayPal, Viacom, and Microsoft, is submitted in Horton v. Midwest Geriatric Management.

Rev. Al Sharpton Joins Growing Chorus of Voices Urging Businesses to Be #OpenToAll

By Shane Stahl • March 14, 2018, 2:41 pm High-profile faith leader and civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton has recently spoken out against LGBTQ discrimination, tweeting his belief that businesses must remain #OpentoAll, and that all people are deserving of equal treatment.

For Open To All Week, Small Business Owners Speak Out for LGBTQ Equal Treatment

By Shane Stahl • March 14, 2018, 11:12 am A summary of the simoprtant work Freedom For All Americans has done in creating a smallq

New Ad From Movement Advancement Project Highlights “Open to All” Business Campaign

By Shane Stahl • March 13, 2018, 1:37 pm Our partners at the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) today released a new ad featuring small business owners as part of their “Open to All” campaign, the effort to promote businesses being inclusive of LGBTQ people.

This Week in Nondiscrimination: Huge Advances Across the Board

By Shane Stahl • March 9, 2018, 2:11 pm This week in nondiscrimination saw big gains across the board in four states, from a groundbreaking vote in New Hampshire, to a win for transgender people in Idaho, and successful legislative victories in Alaska and Michigan.

Alaska House Committee Votes to Move LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Bill Forward

By Shane Stahl • March 8, 2018, 5:16 pm In a bold step forward, the Alaska House State Affairs Committee advanced statewide nondiscrimination legislation to the Judiciary Committee yesterday by a bipartisan vote of 4-2.

Transgender Women Make Their Case For Inclusion at Annual CPAC Gathering

By Shane Stahl • March 8, 2018, 5:00 pm A group of conservative transgender women speak about why they attended the annual CPAC gathering, and how they hope to educate conservatives about issues concerning the LGBTQ community.

Deceptively Titled ‘First Amendment Defense Act,’ Aimed at Easing Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination, Reintroduced in United States Senate

By Adam Polaski • March 8, 2018, 2:23 pm Today's version of the bill is in some specific ways narrower than similar legislation previously introduced, but the heart of the matter remains the same. 

On International Women’s Day, We Celebrate Trailblazing LGBTQ Women

By Shane Stahl • March 8, 2018, 10:25 am In honor of this day, Freedom For All Americans highlights and celebrates LGBTQ women who have worked for the betterment of the community, and along the way helped make history and open doors for those who follow them.

Groundbreaking Victory in the 6th Circuit Against Anti-Transgender Employment Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • March 7, 2018, 1:27 pm The panel ruled that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) does not grant employers an exemption from Title VII, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.

MAJOR VICTORY: New Hampshire House Advances Bill to Protect Transgender People from Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • March 7, 2018, 1:15 pm In a federal landscape that has proven increasingly hostile to transgender Americans, New Hampshire has taken an important step forward to showcase their values of freedom and individual liberty for all.
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