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.


Gay Marriage Backers to Finance Anti-Discrimination Efforts

New York Times • April 30, 2015 The new effort, Freedom for All Americans — a $5 million-a-year campaign over the next five years — is predicated on the fights around gay marriage, which played out state by state until reaching the Supreme Court in a fight that, advocates hope, will legalize same-sex marriage nationally.

100 Tech Industry Leaders Call for Non-Discrimination Protections

Letter from 100 tech industry leaders • April 22, 2015 "To ensure no one faces discrimination and ensure everyone preserves their right to live out their faith, we call on all legislatures to add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes to their civil rights laws and to explicitly forbid discrimination or denial of services to anyone."

Editorial: Gov. Pence, Fix ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Now

Indy Star • April 22, 2015 Editorial: Indiana is at risk because of a new law, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, that no matter its original intent already has done enormous harm to our state and potentially our economic future.

Tim Cook: Pro-Discrimination ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws are Dangerous

Washington Post • April 22, 2015 "This isn’t a political issue. It isn’t a religious issue. This is about how we treat each other as human beings. Opposing discrimination takes courage. With the lives and dignity of so many people at stake, it’s time for all of us to be courageous."

Legal Analysis: Michael Bowers on Georgia’s RFRA

• April 22, 2015 "As an attorney with over 40 years of law practice, a great deal of which has been involved with state government, I find the proposed RFRA troubling."

Letter to Governor Jan Brewer from Arizona Business Coalition

• April 22, 2015 "When the Legislature passes bills like this, it creates a reputation that Arizona is judgmental and unwelcoming. This will haunt our business community for decades to come."

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes controversial anti-gay bill, SB 1062

CNN • February 26, 2014 Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed businesses that asserted their religious beliefs the right to deny service to gay and lesbian customers.

CNN: Masen Davis Undeterred by Hate Group Leader

CNN • August 14, 2013 A debate between Masen Davis and Randy Thomasson on California's transgender-inclusive bathroom law for students.

Transgender People Need Safe Restrooms

Huffington Post • June 24, 2013 Masen Davis reflects on why transgender-inclusive bathroom policies are essential for safety and privacy. (Editor's Note: This piece was written while Masen was President of the Transgender Law Center)

Masen Davis Discusses Transgender Rights on MSNBC

MSNBC • March 25, 2013 Masen Davis discusses a then-proposed Arizona law that would have made it a crime for transgender people to use the bathroom matching their gender identity.
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