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1000+ Experts Urge Supreme Court to Uphold Nondiscrimination Protections

August 20, 2020, 3:50 pm More than 1,000 faith leaders, mayors and local governments, child welfare experts, and others in nearly 50 friend-of-the-court briefs urge Supreme Court justices not to allow discrimination in taxpayer-funded government services.

Supreme Court Affirms LGBTQ Federal Employment Protections

June 15, 2020, 1:05 pm Today, in a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that companies can’t unfairly fire or otherwise discriminate against LGBTQ people in the workplace.

HHS Finalizes Federal Rule Weakening LGBTQ Health Care Protections

June 12, 2020, 5:10 pm Today the Department of Health and Human Services published a final federal rule that weakens federal nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in health care.

Freedom for All Americans Statement on Passing of Aimee Stephens, Plaintiff in Landmark LGBTQ Rights Case

May 12, 2020, 4:10 pm Aimee Stephens, a Michigan woman who sued after being fired from her job for being transgender, has passed away. Aimee's case, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC and Aimee Stephens, was the first-ever transgender civil rights case to be heard by the Supreme Court and is pending an imminent ruling.

VICTORY: Virginia Becomes 21st State to Fully Protect LGBTQ People From Discrimination

April 11, 2020, 4:15 pm Today Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Values Act into law, making Virginia the 21st state – and the first Southern state – with comprehensive and explicit protections for LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment, housing, and public places.

Idaho Governor Signs Anti-Transgender Student Sports Ban Into Law

March 31, 2020, 9:06 am Last night Idaho Governor Brad Little signed HB 500 into law, making Idaho the first state in the nation to pass an anti-transgender law in 2020.

Chobani, GoDaddy, Hewlett Packard Inc. and Verizon Join 40 Major Employers Opposing State-Based Legislation Targeting Trans Youth, LGBTQ Community

March 27, 2020, 4:24 pm On the eve of Idaho potentially becoming the first state in the nation this year to pass a law specifically targeting transgender people, Chobani, GoDaddy, Hewlett Packard Inc. and Verizon today joined more than 40 major employers in a previously released open letter, calling for lawmakers in states across the country to oppose bills that target LGBTQ people, and transgender children in particular.

40 Major Businesses Oppose State-Based Legislation Targeting Transgender Youth, LGBTQ Community

March 11, 2020, 11:28 am Today, more than 40 major employers released an open letter calling for lawmakers in states across the country to oppose dozens of bills that target LGBTQ people, and transgender children in particular.

Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation

March 11, 2020, 11:02 am The companies joining this statement do business, create jobs, and serve customers throughout the United States. Our businesses strongly embrace diversity and inclusion because we want everyone who works for us or does business with us to feel included and welcomed as their true, authentic selves.

Supreme Court Grants Review in Case Seeking License to Discriminate in Foster Care

February 24, 2020, 5:30 pm Today the Supreme Court granted review in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which concerns whether a religious child welfare agency that receives government funding can refuse to place children with same-sex couples.

VICTORY: Bipartisan Virginia Legislators Pass LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Bill

February 6, 2020, 2:36 pm Today the Virginia Values Act (SB 868 and HB 1663) passed its third and final readings in both the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support, paving the way for Virginia to become the 21st state -- and the first Southern state in the U.S. -- to update its law to explicitly provide comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people.

35 Corporations and 107 Small Businesses Sign Letter Opposing Discrimination in Tennessee

February 5, 2020, 1:21 pm Today, 35 corporations and 107 small businesses released an open letter opposing discrimination against LGBTQ Tennesseans and calling upon lawmakers to not pursue any further harmful bills this legislative session. This letter was organized by the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce with support from Freedom for All Americans, GLAAD and HRC.

Freedom for All Americans Announces Hiring of Brandie Balken as New Executive Director

January 9, 2020, 11:30 am This morning, Freedom For All Americans announced the hiring of Brandie Balken as the organization’s new Executive Director.

FFAA Statement on Introduction of Fairness for All Act

December 6, 2019, 1:21 pm This is a pivotal moment in our community’s 50-year campaign for nationwide nondiscrimination protections, and it is proof that our efforts are succeeding. 

Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination Reaches Milestone of 350 Mayors From 50 States

November 22, 2019, 12:56 pm Today the Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination coalition announced that it has reached more than 350 mayors from all 50 states across the country. The coalition is the first coalition of its kind to bring mayors and local officials together to take concrete steps that advance LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections.
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