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.

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.

These parents are pushing against a rollback of transgender rights

The Boston Globe • April 13, 2018 A profile of the Domingo family and their transgender son Micah.

Jennifer Williams Is Transgender, Republican, and Not Giving Up

The Daily Beast • April 2, 2018 Jennifer Williams, the first openly transgender delegate to attend a Republican National Convention, relishes changing party hearts and minds on Trump's military ban, and more.

Anti-Trans Ballot Initiatives Have Prop. 8 Implications

INTO • February 20, 2018 Kasey Suffredini is quoted in this article about anti-transgender ballot initiatives.

If States Got LGBT-Friendlier, They Could Earn Billions

The Daily Beast • January 4, 2018 Studies show that states lose millions when they discriminate against LGBT people. They are also losing out on potentially billions of dollars by failing to pass pro-LGBT laws.

US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Georgia Lesbian’s Employment Discrimination Case

Georgia Voice • December 12, 2017 Masen Davis' comments are featured in an article regarding the Supreme Court's refusal to hear the employment discrimination case of Jameka Evans, an out lesbian fired from her job.

Supreme Court Takes on Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

The Hill • December 7, 2017 Masen Davis and others discuss the importance of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Why the ‘Religious Freedom’ Argument in Masterpiece Cannot Stand at the Supreme Court

INTO • December 7, 2017 The week of the 'Masterpiece Cakeshop' oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court, Masen Davis reflected on the importance of religious freedom – but why religion should never be used to discriminate.

Masen Davis, CEO of Freedom for All Americans, Speaks Out for #OpenToAll Supreme Court Rally

Speech Outside of U.S. Supreme Court • December 5, 2017 While oral arguments in the case of 'Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission' were proceeding inside the U.S. Supreme Court on December 5, 2017, outside, a rally of hundreds showed their support of nondiscrimination protections and listened to a variety of speakers, including Freedom for All Americans CEO Masen Davis.

Masterpiece Cakeshop Reminds Me of Jim Crow. We Can’t Create New 2nd-Class Citizens.

USA Today • December 5, 2017 Montel Williams pens an oped on the 'Masterpiece Cakeshop' case: "My heart has changed, due in large part to patient counsel by friends in the LGBT community who helped me understand why I was wrong."

What’s At Stake: The Current Landscape On LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

Huffington Post • December 2, 2017 Freedom For All Americans CEO Masen Davis speaks about the upcoming battles in the months ahead regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination.

Transgender Professor Awarded Over $1 Million in Discrimination Case

LGBTQ Nation • November 21, 2017 "Today’s news is a tremendous victory for Rachel and the many transgender people across America who face discrimination at work. Across the country, courts are increasingly reaching the conclusion that sex and gender stereotyping is a form of sex discrimination and therefore illegal under Title VII."

It’s Now Massachusetts’ Turn

Commonwealth • November 11, 2017 For many, Election Night 2017 was a glimmer of hope after a downright dark political year. Races all over the country made history. One of the most significant was the election of Danica Roem in Virginia, one of the first openly transgender people elected to a state legislature in the United States. History was recorded, too, in Minneapolis, where voters elected not one, but two, transgender people of color to the city council.

With Trump and Sessions, States Offer Important Pathway to Equality

The Advocate • October 26, 2017 It’s hard to believe that President Donald Trump has been in office for nearly nine months — and it’s even harder to comprehend the way many of his policy upheavals are already taking a human toll on Americans all across our nation. Many communities are impacted right now, including LGBTQ Americans. And it’s stunning how much has changed in such a short period of time.
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