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Pennsylvania Legislators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect LGBT People

August 26, 2015, 11:54 am Today state Sens. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) and Reps. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) and Tom Killion (R-Delaware) introduced the Pennsylvania Fairness Act.

Freedom for All Americans Statement on Loss of Civil Rights Pioneer Julian Bond

August 16, 2015, 9:34 am Freedom for All Americans campaign manager Matt McTighe released the following statement this morning after news of Julian Bond’s passing

Appeals Court Rules Colorado Bakery Cannot Deny Services to Same-Sex Couples

August 13, 2015, 12:24 pm

Guam Extends Workplace Protections to LGBT Individuals

August 12, 2015, 5:35 pm

Houston Equal Rights Ordinance to be Voted on November Ballot

August 5, 2015, 3:09 pm The Houston City Council continued to support the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) today, rejecting a move to repeal the nondiscrimination protections and instead sending it to the ballot for a vote this November 3rd.

Boy Scouts of America Ends Ban on Gay Leaders

July 27, 2015, 8:28 pm The Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board voted today to end their discriminatory ban on adult leaders who are gay

Texas Supreme Court Strips Nondiscrimination Protections from LGBT Houstonians

July 24, 2015, 3:50 pm The Texas Supreme Court today ordered the Houston City Council to repeal the HERO Act, an ordinance passed in 2014 extending nondiscrimination protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Houstonites; or to put the ordinance on the ballot this November.

Equality Act Brings LGBT Americans One Step Closer to Full Nondiscrimination Protections

July 23, 2015, 1:31 pm Introduction of federal bill highlights importance of continuing municipal and state work to advance equality

Freedom for All Americans: LGBT-University is now in session

July 21, 2015, 7:11 pm Freedom for All Americans is accepting applications for its inaugural class of LGBT-University Students. LGBT-University is the first of its kind training program dedicated to cultivating the next generation of movement leaders to spearhead work at the municipal, state and national levels that will advance nondiscrimination protections for all Americans.

Freedom for All Americans Statement on EEOC Employment Discrimination Ruling

July 16, 2015, 8:12 pm The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued a ruling finding that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Federal Legislation that Provides License to Discriminate Would Turn Back the Clock on LGBT Equality

July 15, 2015, 4:10 pm Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) are continuing to push a discriminatory bill that would make it easier to legally discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans.

Freedom for All Americans praises Pentagon reconsideration of transgender service ban

July 13, 2015, 6:32 pm Freedom for All Americans today voiced optimism and support in response to reports that the Pentagon is reviewing plans to lift the ban prohibiting transgender Americans from serving their country in the U.S. Armed Forces.

New Poll: Small Business Owners Overwhelmingly Support LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections

July 13, 2015, 2:43 pm Small business owners strongly support federal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and reject harmful bills that would allow discrimination against LGBT customers.

Colorado initiatives will allow discrimination against same sex couples

July 6, 2015, 3:16 pm Freedom for All Americans, the national campaign to ensure all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans are protected from discrimination, today pledged to oppose two proposed ballot initiatives designed to roll back existing protections for LGBT Coloradans.

Supreme Court’s Historic Ruling Brings the Freedom to Marry to All Same-Sex Couples

June 26, 2015, 9:03 am The U.S. Supreme Court today ensured that every single loving, same-sex couple in the United States can enjoy the freedom to marry, a watershed moment in the ongoing fight for full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans.