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.

Florida Lawmakers Re-Introduce FCWA With Letter to Leadership from Florida Businesses

By Megan Clayton • October 18, 2017, 2:50 pm Eighteen leaders of the Florida Competes business coalition released a letter to Florida’s Senate President and House Speaker urging them to make the FCWA a priority during the next legislative session.

New Polling Shows Majority of Americans Oppose Religious-Based Refusals of Service

By George Simpson • October 12, 2017, 4:23 pm A non-partisan organization has released more evidence underlining Americans’ strong national opposition to restricting rights for LGBT people.

Freedom for All Americans Celebrates National Coming Out Day 

By Adam Polaski • October 11, 2017, 12:56 pm Today, October 11, is the 29th annual National Coming Out Day, founded in 1988 to increase awareness and visibility around the LGBTQ community and to encourage coming out as a form of political activism and resistance.

76 Major Businesses Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Anti-Gay Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • October 11, 2017, 10:59 am Freedom for All Americans is proud to have worked with Lambda Legal, Out Leadership, and the Human Rights Campaign on outreach to businesses, asking them to make their voices loud and clear to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Advocates Stand with LGBTQ Mississippians as Nation’s Most Extreme Anti-LGBTQ Law Takes Effect

By Adam Polaski • October 10, 2017, 12:40 pm House Bill 1523, the nation’s most extreme anti-LGBTQ law, is now in effect across Mississippi. The measure went into effect after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ dismissed a lower federal court ruling striking down the law as unconstitutional.

U.S. Supreme Court Schedules Oral Argument in Case of Business Seeking to Deny Service to LGBTQ People

By Adam Polaski • October 7, 2017, 6:39 am Oral argument in the case – when attorneys will make the case that no business should be able to deny service to same-sex couples or anyone just because of who they are – will be held Tuesday, December 5 in Washington, D.C.

Department of Justice Issues Sweeping License to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Americans in New Guidance

By Adam Polaski • October 6, 2017, 1:46 pm Today United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice issued guidance that gives unprecedented leeway to federal agencies, employees, and even some businesses to cite individual religious belief as justification for discriminating against LGBTQ people and denying them services. 

Trump Administration Re-Interprets Title VII to Exclude Transgender Americans

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2017, 2:46 pm DOJ circulated a memo yesterday alerting federal agencies that it would no longer interpret Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bans discrimination based on sex in the workplace, to apply to transgender Americans.

Massachuestts Marks One-Year of Transgender Protections Law as Opponents Threaten Repeal

By Adam Polaski • October 4, 2017, 11:17 am October marks the one-year anniversary that Massachusetts' transgender public accommodations law went into effect, ensuring protections for transgender residents statewide from discrimination in public places, including restaurants, shops, and hospitals.

TODAY: 6th Circuit Considers Whether Employers Can Claim Religious Exemption to Employment Non-Discrimination Law

By Adam Polaski • October 4, 2017, 9:31 am Today, October 4, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio will consider oral argument in the case of EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, a case concerning employment discrimination based on gender identity or expression.

With Denial of Rehearing, Nation’s Most Anti-LGBTQ Law Set to Take Effect Friday in Mississippi

By Adam Polaski • October 2, 2017, 9:58 am "HB 1523 is a reckless law that discriminates against and hurts the LGBT community. We have fought this from day one and will continue to do so with every tool available to us."

Come Meet Freedom for All Americans and SKYY Vodka at Castro Street Fair!

By Adam Polaski • September 30, 2017, 12:29 pm On Sunday, October 1, the Freedom for All Americans team is thrilled to team up with SKYY Vodka for the Castro Street Fair in San Francisco, California! We'll come together to celebrate all of the momentum we've built for LGBTQ non-discrimination – and look toward the ample work ahead. 

PHOTOS: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Argument in Major Employment Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • September 27, 2017, 4:17 pm Notably, the Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) presented arguments on opposing sides, in a rare split between two federal government agencies over the same issue.

Roy Moore, Favorite of Anti-LGBTQ Extremists, Secures Victory in Alabama GOP Senate Primary

By Megan Clayton • September 27, 2017, 8:07 am Moore is most well known for his highly public refusal to recognize the landmark Obergefell decision that made marriage equality the law of the land in all 50 states.

Birmingham Passes Comprehensive, LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

By Cameron Tolle • September 26, 2017, 2:36 pm Birmingham is now the first city in Alabama to secure comprehensive LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections.
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