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.


U.S. Supreme Court Allows Ruling Protecting Prospective LGBTQ Adoptive Parents to Stand

By Adam Polaski • August 30, 2018, 7:47 pm The lower court ruling, issued last month, allowed Philadelphia to require child welfare agencies with city contracts to follow the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance, which protects LGBTQ people from discrimination.

Seventh Circuit Becomes First Federal Appellate Court to Rule That Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Violates Fair Housing Act

By Shane Stahl • August 27, 2018, 6:38 pm The ruling applies Title VII sex discrimination protections to the Fair Housing Act.

League of Arizona Cities & Towns Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Resolution

By Shane Stahl • August 27, 2018, 3:00 pm The resolution calls for The Grand Canyon State to become the 20th to pass statewide nondiscrimination protections.

Freedom for All Americans Remembers U.S. Senator John McCain

By Adam Polaski • August 26, 2018, 12:03 pm "Senator McCain and many members of our community didn’t always agree on everything, but in recent years he evolved on a number of issues important to LGBTQ Americans."

Jack Antonoff of Bleachers Urges Massachuestts to Vote Yes on 3 at Music Festival in Boston

By Adam Polaski • August 21, 2018, 6:57 pm We're thrilled that The Ally Coalition and Bleachers teamed up to ensure that volunteers and activists from Freedom for All Massachusetts could spread the word about transgender equality.

NowThis Video Highlights Importance of Defending Transgender Protections in MA This November

By Shane Stahl • August 20, 2018, 2:55 pm The video features campaign staffers and stories of those impacted by the existing protections.

This Week in Nondiscrimination: History Made in VT and Steps Forward in PA & MS

By Shane Stahl • August 18, 2018, 12:34 am Read the most important news in nondiscrimination for the week of August 12.

Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission Moves to Enforce LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • August 17, 2018, 11:41 am The commission will interpret existing civil rights law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Department of Labor Guidance Will Hand Government Contractors a License to Discriminate

By Shane Stahl • August 17, 2018, 10:07 am The directive contradicts previous promises made by the Trump administration in January, 2017.

In the Face of Oklahoma Threats, We’ll Continue Fighting to #ProtectTransStudents

By James Gherardi • August 16, 2018, 1:45 pm A transgender student in Oklahoma was threatened with harm this week by a group of extremely anti-LGBTQ parents.

VT’s Christine Hallquist Becomes First Openly Transgender Person to Win Major Party Gov. Nomination

By Shane Stahl • August 15, 2018, 9:08 am Hallquist will join three other openly LGBTQ candidates on statewide gubernatorial ballots this November.

This Week in Nondiscrimination: New Protections in Kentucky, a Win for a Trans Student, and Another Blow to the Proposed Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • August 10, 2018, 4:03 pm The important stories for the first full week of August, 2018.

Kentucky City of Maysville Becomes 10th in State to Pass Nondiscrimination Measure

By Shane Stahl • August 10, 2018, 2:43 pm Maysville City Council voted unanimously to pass the ordinance.

District Court Deals Yet Another Blow to the Trump Administration’s Attempted Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • August 7, 2018, 4:15 pm The latest ruling marks the eighth time a court has upheld the dignity of transgender soldiers, and prevented the ban from being implemented.

Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction in Transgender Student’s Discrimination Case

By Shane Stahl • August 6, 2018, 1:15 pm The transgender male student will be able to access the boys' facilities while the case is awaiting trial.