News Clips

Freedom for All Americans is proud to be working alongside our state and national partners in the fight for LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination. Here, check out recent news stories referencing our work – or our responses to non-discrimination campaigns and more expansive work to educate Americans about who LGBTQ people are. View Freedom for All Americans Press Releases – and get in touch – here.


According to the Economist, the case for LGBTQ protections is “well-grounded”

The Economist • August 12, 2019 "Does Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination protect gay and lesbian people from being fired on the basis of their sexual orientation? Does it safeguard transgender workers from similar bias? The answer turns on whether Title VII protects gay and transgender employees from discrimination."

Lawmakers Mull Civil Rights Protections for LGBTQ Community

The Intelligencer • July 29, 2019 West Virginia Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld says now is the time to extend civil rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in West Virginia.

Pinellas GOP Condemns St. Pete Council Candidate Chico Cromartie’s Anti-LGBTQ Statements

Florida Politics • July 29, 2019 The Republican Party of Pinellas County is condemning anti-LGBTQ statements made by a Republican St. Petersburg City Council candidate.

Why Gay Rights Is a Republican Value

The New York Times • July 2, 2019 Kenneth B. Mehlman, who served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2005 to 2007, writes, "Conservatives support freedom, which is why they should oppose job discrimination against LGBTQ Americans."

LGBTQ Equality Act 2019: Eight Republicans Broke Party Ranks To Vote In Favor Of Historic Civil Rights Bill

Newsweek • May 18, 2019 "Eight breakaway Republicans did cross the aisle in support of the legislation."

These 8 Republicans Voted for the Equality Act

Roll Call • May 18, 2019 Eight House Republicans voted Friday with their Democratic counterparts for the Equality Act, which would broaden the definition of protected classes to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

U.S. Chamber Foundation Research Shows Better Recruitment, Retention, and Employee Engagement at LGBT-Inclusive Companies

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation • April 9, 2019 New Research Finds Inclusive Policies Are Most Effective When Paired With External Support For LGBT Employees

GOP Lawmakers Push to Ban LGBT Conversion Therapy in Utah

The Associated Press • February 22, 2019 Two Republican lawmakers proposed a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah on Thursday, a plan that’s been hailed as a milestone by advocates and won’t be opposed by the influential Mormon church.

Sen. Hill on LGBT discrimination protections: ‘The risks of doing nothing are great on both sides’

Idaho Press • February 21, 2019 We have made great progress and have developed a workable framework for future discussion. We now invite religious leaders and LGBT rights advocates in our communities to join together to develop a path forward that will benefit all stakeholders. We stand willing to help facilitate such dialogue among those seeking freedom for all.

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission: What Was and Wasn’t Decided

American Constitution Society • February 14, 2019 Given the Court’s more recent resetting of the boundaries in cases in which freedom of religion or expression had been raised to challenge government action, however, would this case become a vehicle for curtailing nondiscrimination protections or minimizing marriages of same-sex couples?

AZ lawmakers: Non-discrimination laws should protect LGBTQ Arizonans, too

Tuscon.Com • February 14, 2019 Equality isn’t a red or a blue issue — it’s an American issue. That’s why, for the second year in a row, we are proud to introduce bipartisan legislation to update Arizona’s current non-discrimination law to include sexual orientation and gender identity with House Bill 2546 and Senate Bill 1249.

Utah Governor: People should be identified as they want to be identified

ABC 4 • February 9, 2019 The Governor of Utah weighed in on a bill that would ban transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificates.

Republican and Co-chair of Virginia Beach for Fairness: A Chance to Stand for Equality

Pilot Online • January 31, 2019 I BELIEVE that every person in Virginia should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and be free from any form of discrimination.

Barr hints at continuing anti-LGBT policies at Trump Justice Department

Washington Blade • January 16, 2019 LGBT groups have raised concerns about Barr’s confirmation as attorney general, asserting he lacks a commitment to protecting civil rights. Jon Davidson, chief counsel of Freedom for All Americans, said Barr’s testimony “did little to assuage those concerns” of LGBT rights groups.

2019 Supreme Court Preview: Danger Ahead

The Advocate • December 31, 2018 The coming year could be a momentous one for LGBTQ rights at the Supreme Court, and possibly a dangerous one, given the court’s new conservative majority.
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