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Tennessee On the Brink of Becoming First State to Pass Anti-LGBTQ Legislation This Year

April 3, 2019, 10:28 am Tennessee lawmakers advanced two dangerously discriminatory bills this week, both part of the most extreme anti-LGBTQ slate of bills in the nation.

Congress Holds Historic Equality Act Hearing as Support Across the Political Spectrum Grows

April 2, 2019, 12:37 pm Today, the House Judiciary committee held the first-ever historic hearing of the Equality Act, which would update federal law to include express and enduring nondiscrimination protections for Americans based on sexual orientation and gender identity across virtually every area of daily life.

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

March 29, 2019, 3:13 pm Businesses warn TX lawmakers to not pass anti-LGBTQ legislation; MA legislature passes conversion therapy ban; Sunday marks Transgender Day of Visibility

FFAA Statement on Implementation of Transgender Military Ban

March 13, 2019, 4:09 pm The Department of Defense announced guidelines this week to implement the proposed ban on transgender service members.

Freedom for All Americans Applauds Introduction of Equality Act

March 13, 2019, 12:52 pm "No one should be at risk of being fired, denied housing, or refused service at a business simply because of who they are, who they love, or what zip code they call home,” said Masen Davis, CEO of Freedom for All Americans.

How Business Coalitions are Redefining LGBTQ Advocacy

March 12, 2019, 2:25 pm There is perhaps no clearer case study on the positive intersection of business and social issues than the rise in business activism on LGBTQ rights.

Dangerous Anti-LGBTQ Legislation Advances in Tennessee

March 11, 2019, 9:41 am Tennessee lawmakers are hastily pursuing a slew of anti-LGBTQ legislation, including one bill that will already be on the House floor this week.

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

March 8, 2019, 4:11 pm Tennessee lawmakers push dangerous anti-LGBTQ agenda; Support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination makes sense for American companies; New research shows record high percentage of Americans identify as LGBTQ 

Tennessee Lawmakers Pursue Sweeping Slate of Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

March 4, 2019, 9:47 am Tennessee could become the first state in the nation to pass anti-LGBTQ legislation this year, with a series of discriminatory bills recently introduced.

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

March 1, 2019, 3:34 pm Transgender service members testify in historic Congressional hearing; Tennessee anti-LGBTQ bills could cost state billions; Anti-transgender bills die in South Dakota 

Members of Congress Reintroduce ‘Do No Harm Act’

February 28, 2019, 6:00 pm Today Congressional lawmakers introduced the “Do No Harm Act,” a bill that would reaffirm that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act can’t be used to inflict harm upon others.

VICTORY: Anti-Transgender Bills Defeated in South Dakota

February 26, 2019, 11:10 am All four anti-transgender bills in South Dakota have been defeated for the fourth year in a row after failure to move a final bill on February 25.

Anti-Transgender Bill Advances in South Dakota

February 22, 2019, 2:05 pm Today, legislation targeting transgender youth passed the South Dakota House of Representatives. South Dakota lawmakers have introduced a trio of discriminatory bills—HB 1205/SB 49, HB 1108, and HB 1225—that target transgender kids’ access to medical care, accurate health education and their ability to participate in sports. HB 1108, which just passed the House of Representatives, would prohibit educators from including gender identity or gender expression in their curricula in kindergarten through seventh grade in South Dakota’s public schools.

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

February 8, 2019, 3:15 pm In his second State of the Union Address, President Trump made no mention of LGBTQ Americans, but did pledge to eradicate HIV and AIDS from the United States by 2030. Bipartisan bills prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ people have been introduced in several state legislatures ahead of the introduction of the Equality Act in Congress, which would solidify federal LGBTQ protections.

FFAA Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

February 6, 2019, 11:50 am Tonight President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address, but with the exception of pledging to end the HIV epidemic, gave little indication that his administration will change its course of treatment towards LGBTQ Americans. During his remarks, six transgender service members sat in the audience as guests of members of Congress.