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 LGBTQ Non-Discrimination: Bill Introductions, Discriminatory Moves, and More

By Shane Stahl • February 16, 2018, 5:55 pm This week in the continuing fight for LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination nationwide, we saw continued legislative pro-LGBTQ victory in South Dakota and a hearing in New Hampshire full of powerful testimony in support of transgender non-discrimination protections in the Granite State.

For the Third Year in a Row, Anti-Transgender Legislation in South Dakota Fails

By Shane Stahl • February 14, 2018, 2:44 pm Lawmakers voted down a bill on February 12 that would have required schools to make their bathroom policies regarding transgender students public.

Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance

By Shane Stahl • February 14, 2018, 12:35 pm One year ago today, February 14, the City Council in Jacksonville, Florida passed the #JaxHRO, which updated the Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance to include protections or LGBTQ people.

It’s Official: Department of Education Says It Will Not Investigate Discrimination Claims from Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 12, 2018, 3:03 pm The Trump Administration has demonstrated time and again their blatant disregard for the health and wellbeing of transgender Americans, now targeting some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

In New Video, Women in Anchorage Announce Broad Opposition to Anti-Transgender ‘Proposition 1’

By Adam Polaski • February 12, 2018, 10:28 am Backers of Proposition 1 – and similar efforts to strip transgender people of basic protections – claim again and again that their goal is to protect women from harassment, but that is a lie, since Proposition 1 would do nothing to defend women from mistreatment.

This Week in Non-Discrimination: Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Strengthen Their States

By Adam Polaski • February 10, 2018, 5:29 pm It's been another busy week for the movement to win LGBTQ non-discrimination as multiple states considered, scheduled hearings, and took votes on legislation to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.

Virginia Subcommittee Follows Lead of Speaker of the House, Blocking Pro-LGBTQ Legislation

By Adam Polaski • February 8, 2018, 4:52 pm Several of the bills dismissed today enjoyed bipartisan support in Richmond and had easily cleared the State Senate. But yesterday, House Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) moved swiftly and with little public notice to kill the bills in subcommittee.  

Walgreens Issues Company-Wide Directive on Equal Treatment for Transgender Customers

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 5:13 pm Walgreens has announced it will change its restroom policies to ensure full dignity for transgender customers.

FFAA Board Chair Andrea Marra Announces Run For NY State Senate

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 2:17 pm This week, Freedom For All Americans Board Member Andrea Marra announced that she would make a historic run for New York State Senate.

Wisconsin Lawmakers Must Defeat Dangerous Attack on Local Attempts to Protect LGBTQ Residents

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 12:56 pm Legislation in Wisconsin has been introduced this week, which would interfere with local communities’ attempts to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.

American Bar Association Passes Resolution Supporting Title VII Protections for Transgender People

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 10:05 am On Monday, the American Bar Association passed a resolution asking Jeff Sessions to reverse policies denying Title VII protections for transgender people.

Freedom For All Americans Celebrates Black History Month

By Shane Stahl • February 6, 2018, 3:19 pm Freedom For All Americans celebrates Black History Month, an annual time to acknowledge the many and far-ranging contributions of black Americans.

Today: 7th Circuit Hears Argument in Case of Lesbian Senior Who Endured Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • February 6, 2018, 12:27 pm Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit is hearing oral argument in the case of a lesbian senior suing the Glen St. Andrew Living Community for failing to protect her from anti-LGBTQ harassment and discrimination.

VIDEO: A Look at President Trump’s New Anti-LGBTQ Federal Judgeship Nominee Kyle Duncan

By Shane Stahl • February 6, 2018, 11:23 am President Trump has nominated a notoriously anti-LGBTQ attorney, Kyle Duncan, for a lifetime appoint to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

New Study Finds that Increasing Number of Teens Identify as Transgender and Gender Nonconforming

By Shane Stahl • February 5, 2018, 3:24 pm A new study out of Minnesota, published February 5 in Pediatrics Medical Journal, reveals that many more teens are identifying as transgender or gender nonconforming than previously thought.
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