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Freedom for All Americans is a campaign initiative dedicated to ensuring that every American, regardless of where they live, is protected under the law from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression – without allowing overly broad and harmful religious exemptions that will encourage employers, business owners or others to choose to disregard those protections.

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Advocates Mark One-Year Anniversary of Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance

February 14, 2018, 10:18 am The Jacksonville Coalition for Equality, Equality Florida, and Freedom for All Americans are celebrating the one-year anniversary of Jacksonville’s updated Human Rights Ordinance, which provided nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people.

U.S. Department of Education Leaves Transgender Students Behind

February 12, 2018, 2:43 pm The U.S. Department of Education will not investigate or take action on any complaints filed by transgender students who are not able to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity.

Virginia Speaker of the House Kills Pro-LGBT Legislation

February 8, 2018, 4:10 pm Lawmakers in Virginia’s House of Delegates today summarily killed four bills that would have ensured more equal treatment under the law for LGBTQ people across the Commonwealth.

Growing Support for Nondiscrimination on Display during Landmark Hearings in Ohio & New Hampshire

February 1, 2018, 9:07 am Supporters of nondiscrimination turned out in large numbers yesterday in both Ohio and New Hampshire, where lawmakers are considering bills that would ensure LGBTQ people are fully protected from discrimination.

In State of the Union, Trump Signals No Change in Disdain Towards LGBTQ Community

January 30, 2018, 10:37 pm In his first State of the Union address, President Trump failed to give any indication that his administration will change its course of treatment towards LGBTQ Americans.

Virginia Senate Approves Pro-LGBT Legislation

January 26, 2018, 4:02 pm Today the Virginia Senate approved SB 423 and SB 202, landmark legislation protecting LGBT Virginians in public employment and housing.

On One Year Anniversary, Nearly 300 Mayors Join Coalition Against LGBT Discrimination

January 25, 2018, 1:30 pm Today Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination announced that it has reached a record 298 mayors from 48 states and the District of Columbia since launching one year ago.

HHS Launches New Division Allowing Refusal of Health Care to LGBTQ People and Women

January 18, 2018, 1:38 pm Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights announced a new division dedicated to "conscience and religious freedom." The division is expected to accompany a new rule that allows health care providers to refuse to treat LGBTQ people and women by claiming that doing so violates their religious beliefs.

White House Moves Forward to Allow Doctors’ Offices, Hospitals to Refuse Equal Treatment

January 17, 2018, 3:07 pm Today the Trump administration indicated its intention to allow health workers who claim a moral or religious objection to refuse to provide treatment for transgender patients or women.

With Transgender Case Settlement, Historic 7th Circuit Ruling Will Remain Precedent

January 10, 2018, 12:49 pm Ash Whitaker, the transgender student plaintiff in Whitaker v. Kenosha United School District (KUSD), and his former school district have announced a settlement in Whitaker's discrimination lawsuit, meaning that a first-of-its-kind ruling on transgender discrimination will remain on the books.

SCOTUS Denies Review in Cases Challenging Mississippi’s Anti-LGBTQ Law

January 8, 2018, 9:56 am Today the United States Supreme Court denied review in two cases, Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant and Bryant v. Barber, both challenging Mississippi’s HB 1523 passed in April 2016 and effective in October 2017.

Anti-LGBT Politician Roy Moore Defeated in Tremendous Win for Equal Rights and Fair Values

December 12, 2017, 10:53 pm Tonight in a special Senate election in Alabama, Doug Jones defeated former state Supreme Court chief justice and anti-LGBT advocate Roy Moore.

Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Send Condolences, Sympathies to Family of Mayor Ed Lee

December 12, 2017, 12:20 pm Today the office of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced that the mayor has passed away alongside family, friends and colleagues at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Breaking: Supreme Court Denies Review of Gay Employment Discrimination Case

December 11, 2017, 10:00 am Today the Supreme Court denied review of Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, a potentially landmark case dealing with workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Mayors Support LGBTQ Nondiscrimination as Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Key Case

December 5, 2017, 11:00 am On the day the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a landmark discrimination case that could have far-reaching consequences for LGBTQ Americans, 27 mayors from across the country are uniting to show their support for nondiscrimination measures that ensure all Americans are treated fairly and equally.
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