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.


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.

Orrin Hatch urges Republicans to protect LGBTQ rights

MetroWeekly • December 13, 2018 "Protecting religious liberty and preserving the rights of LGBTQ individuals are not mutually exclusive," said Hatch in a Senate speech.

Anti-LGBT Sessions out, but new anti-LGBT Trump pick leads DOJ

Watermark • November 10, 2018 The firing of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions — who used the Justice Department to undermine LGBT rights — has led to the interim appointment of another official with an anti-LGBT record that makes a change in direction for the department unlikely.

Adding insult to injury

Los Angeles Blade • October 31, 2018 One of several LGBTQ cases the Supreme Court may hear this term involves a woman named Aimee Stephens who was fired from her job as a funeral director after she told her boss she was transitioning and intended to start dressing in business attire traditionally worn by women.

HHS falsely blames Obama amid outrage over anti-trans memo

Los Angeles Blade • October 24, 2018 Under fire for a reported anti-trans plan that would eliminate federal protections for transgender people, the Trump administration is pushing back in defense of its enforcement of the law — but with a statement that is filled with errors and blames the Obama administration for undercutting transgender rights.

Anti-LGBT lawsuits already headed Justice Kavanaugh’s way

Washington Blade • October 17, 2018 LGBT legal experts were hesitant to ascribe the filing of the new litigation with the addition of the new conservative to the high court, but predicted they were the kind of lawsuits they would expect anti-LGBT groups to file in greater capacity in the aftermath of the confirmation.

The unclear future of LGBTQ rights at the Supreme Court

Washington Blade • October 14, 2018 As Brett Kavanaugh settles into his new position on the Court after a fractious confirmation process, many in the LGBTQ community are wondering which, if any, pending cases the Court will choose to hear and, if it does take on any such cases, how it will rule.

Stakes high as Mass. voters consider overturning trans law

Washington Blade • September 21, 2018 This is the first time a law prohibiting gender identity discrimination is being put to a statewide vote. It should be the last time as well. For that to happen, however, LGBTQ people need to do all we can to support the Yes on 3 campaign.

The Meaning of a Trans Rights Victory in a Republican State

The Advocate • July 30, 2018 The New Hampshire win offers lessons for coming legislative battles, writes Kasey Suffredini of Freedom for All Americans.

Transgender Rights Faces Its Biggest Test—In Massachusetts

The Daily Beast • July 30, 2018 Massachusetts may have a lauded history on gay rights, but polls show a tough campaign for trans equality activists as they fight to preserve anti-discrimination protections there.

National LGBT Bar Assn asks lawyers to repudiate anti-LGBT law firms

Los Angeles Blade • July 30, 2018 The National LGBT Bar Association is asking attorneys across the United States to repudiate anti-LGBT legal groups as the Trump-Pence administration takes their predilection toward divisiveness to a new level.

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee could well damage the progress that’s been made on LGBT rights

NBC News • July 10, 2018 The president is expected to nominate a conservative to replace the justice who authored most of the pro-LGBT decisions of the last 20 years.

Fear the federal courts — but don’t give up

Los Angeles Blade • July 4, 2018 Vitally important sexual orientation and gender identity issues are likely to come before the Supreme Court in the years ahead.

Republicans are essential to winning full LGBT freedom

CNN • June 8, 2018 While many Republicans, and more every year, are supportive of the LGBT community, there are holdouts and there are still issues to be resolved.

Mass. is about to be a battleground over transgender rights

The Boston Globe • April 17, 2018 Article from The Boston Globe speaking about Massachusetts being the next battleground atste for transgender rights.