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.

Freedom to Marry is going out of business. And everybody’s thrilled.

The Washington Post • July 30, 2015 “My family thought I would be doing this for many years,” Polaski says, “and then we kept winning and winning and winning.” Polaski has decided to remain in the gay rights movement. Along with a few of his co-workers, he has been hired as deputy digital director for Freedom for All Americans, a just-launched campaign to win comprehensive nondiscrimination laws for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The Federal Government Just Took a Huge Step to End Job Discrimination for LGBT Americans

Mic • July 17, 2015 In a statement to Mic, Freedom for All Americans campaign manager Matt McTighe applauded the ruling but also spoke of the continued need for more action at the federal level.

Federal sex discrimination laws protect LGBT workers too, says employment commission

The Hill • July 17, 2015 Freedom for All Americans, the organization pushing for such protections at the state and federal level, said the EEOC’s decision highlights the need for a comprehensive federal law.

How conservatives are keeping the gay marriage issue alive on Capitol Hill

Washington Post • July 17, 2015 Freedom for All Americans, an advocacy group pushing for stronger anti-gay-discrimination laws, called the First Amendment Defense Act "a broadly written bill that would allow individuals and organizations to discriminate against millions of Americans — including LGBT people, single mothers, unmarried couples, same-sex couples and others — based on their marital status."

After Marriage Equality, Here’s What’s Next for the LGBT Rights Movement

Vice • July 16, 2015 The Freedom for All Americans campaign, launched earlier this year, is taking the playbook and many of the key players from the Freedom to Marry campaign and applying them toward a broader civil rights goal: anti-discrimination protections for all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Marriage equality opponents: It ain’t over

MSNBC • July 7, 2015 “It’s written so broadly that it will outlaw marriage entirely in Colorado,” Owen Loftus, spokesman for the LGBT-rights group, Freedom For All Americans, told msnbc. “This will not just impact same-sex couples, but pretty much anyone else who’s getting married.”

Colorado ballot initiatives target LGBTs following gay marriage ruling

The Hill • July 6, 2015 Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, two ballot initiatives to rollback protections for lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender people have been filed in Colorado.

The next front in battle over gay rights

The Hill • July 5, 2015 In the fight for nondiscrimination laws, Freedom for All Americans plans to follow the same general playbook that Freedom to Marry, the group it’s modeled after, used in the fight for marriage equality. Though the new group has a separate leadership structure, it plans to tap many of the same donors that funded the push for legalized gay marriage.

Campaign Manager Matt McTighe on LGBT Workplace Discrimination

Variety • July 1, 2015 A ruling from the Supreme Court about freedom to marry will affect hundreds of thousands of potential same-sex couples across the nation. But one thing won’t change: Fifty-two percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans will still live in states where they do not receive explicit protections from discrimination in the workplace, housing or public accommodations.

After Supreme Court Decision, What’s Next For Gay Rights Groups?

NPR • July 1, 2015 Matt McTighe is heading up the new campaign. It will use the same strategic playbook with a lot of the same players. The goal is to win federal and state LGBT non-discrimination laws. "We have this great army of really experienced, trained people and now hopefully could deploy them to this next fight," he says.

Evan Wolfson: What’s Next in the Fight for Gay Equality

The New York Times • June 26, 2015 New national efforts like Freedom for All Americans, and statewide initiatives like Texas Wins and Freedom Indiana, are trying to apply the Freedom to Marry model to the nondiscrimination effort, joining civil rights stalwarts such as the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, and the American Civil Liberties Union.

North Carolina Okays Opt-Out for Officials Who Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

The Washington Post • June 11, 2015 Gay rights groups swiftly condemned the measure, which they called mean-spirited and intended to target gays. “We’re a nation of laws, and today the North Carolina legislature is sending a message that discrimination against LGBT people can trump those laws,” Matt McTighe, campaign manager for Freedom for All Americans, a gay rights group, said in a statement.

The Next Gay Rights Battle: Ending Discrimination

• June 5, 2015 “The ability to live openly and to earn a living is so central to every American and certainly every LGBT American,” said Matt McTighe, director of Freedom For All Americans, a new campaign involving many of the same activists and funders who drove the marriage battle. “It’s high time we addressed this from a legislative standpoint.”

Ending discrimination in workplace, other areas is next gay rights battle

Washington Post • June 5, 2015 Gay rights groups anticipating a Supreme Court victory on same-sex marriage later this month already are turning their attention to their next big priority: broad new legal protections against discrimination in the workplace and other parts of society.

Gay Rights Activists Seek to Ride Marriage Momentum

The Hill • May 9, 2015 Having an organization focused on one issue, he said, is how the LGBT community was able to advance gay marriage so quickly. “This being the next big fight, we wanted to harness that momentum and make sure we continue to build on that,” Matt McTighe said.