How Conservatives Are Standing Against Discrimination

Across the country, there is strong bipartisan support for protecting LGBTQ Americans from discrimination. Conservatives are lending their voices in unique ways – take a look at updates from conservative Americans taking action on LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination.

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Conservatives Against Discrimination: Stand Up for LGBTQ Protections This 4th of July

We love Independence Day because it’s a reminder of so many of the values that define who we are as Americans, including freedom and individual liberty.
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Executive Orders: Kasich, Snyder, and DeWine Take Action

The bipartisan momentum for LGBTQ nondiscrimination is undeniable, and Republican lawmakers are taking action to protect their LGBTQ constituents from discrimination.
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Republican Governor Chris Sununu Signs Transgender Protections into Law in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed protections for transgender people into law this year, expressing strong support and speaking out in favor of transgender rights.
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Tracking Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Change of Heart on Transgender Protections

Massachusetts’ Republican Governor Charlie Baker went on a personal journey from opposing transgender rights to full support, even making a personal donation to the campaign working to uphold those protections at the ballot.
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How Conservative Lawmakers in Massachusetts Became Supporters of Transgender Dignity

Just as we saw with efforts to win marriage equality, everyday Americans from all political backgrounds are moved to support transgender nondiscrimination measures by opportunities to become more familiar with transgender people.
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Transgender Women Make Their Case For Inclusion at Annual CPAC Gathering

A group of conservative transgender women speak about why they attended the annual CPAC gathering, and how they hope to educate conservatives about issues concerning the LGBTQ community.
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Montel Williams Narrates New Video About LGBTQ Supreme Court Case in #OpenToAll Campaign

"As a conservative, I believe in personal freedom and limited government. As a black American, I know how it feels to face discrimination because of who you are."
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Colorado’s Republican Attorney General Defends LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in Brief to Supreme Court

"Nondiscrimination is not a Democratic or Republican value — it’s about freedom and opportunity for all and the right of all families to work hard and care for themselves."
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South Carolina Governor: No Need for Anti-Transgender Restroom Restrictions Law

Governor McMaster is the latest Republican in a long line of Republican Governors to condemn bills that restrict transgender people from using the restroom.
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As Wyoming Lawmakers Withdraw Bill, Republican Governor Dissuades Focus on Anti-LGBT Legislation

Wyoming Equality, the statewide organization that worked to defeat the bill, posted to Facebook shortly after: "You did it! Thanks to your calls, your letters, your outcry, HB 135 is dead. But the fight isn't over, we need you more than ever to fight these bills and support the good ones."
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South Dakota Governor Latest Republican Leader to Dismiss Need for Anti-Transgender Legislation

Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota said there is no need to revive last year’s ill-fated legislation to ban transgender individuals from using the restroom that matches their gender identity.
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Republican Governor in Massachusetts Will Vote to Preserve Transgender Protections in 2018

This week, Massachusetts' Republican Governor, Charlie Baker, told Boston Public Radio that he is committed to upholding transgender non-discrimination and will vote to defend #TransLawMA when it goes to the ballot in 2018.
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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Adds to Bipartisan Momentum for Non-Discrimination as Equality Act Cosponsor

This week United States Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) became a co-sponsor of the Equality Act, a federal bill that would establish comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans.
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Tennessee Attorney General: Anti-Transgender Bill Threatens Federal Funding

AG Slatery's opinion doesn't mince words. "Does House Bill 2414 pose a risk of violation of Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972?" he asks, and quickly answers, "Yes."
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Republican Presidential Candidate John Kasich Condemns North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law

John Kasich's response to North Carolina's anti-LGBT law underlines how extreme this legislation is – and is a reminder of the growing number of conservatives who oppose extreme anti-LGBT measures.
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South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley Says Anti-Transgender Bill is Not Necessary

"While other states are having this battle, this is not a battle that we’ve seen is needed in South Carolina," Gov. Haley said of a bill that would restrict bathroom access for transgender people.
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In 2016 Republican Leaders in Three States Have Rejected Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Now more than ever, Republican leaders are decisively rejecting attempts to codify discrimination against LGBT people. In the past month alone, Republicans in three states have rejected such efforts – in South Dakota, West Virginia, and Georgia.
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VICTORY: South Dakota Governor Shows Leadership with Veto of Anti-Transgender Bill

From the transgender people who shared their stories far and wide to the businesses who spoke out – this victory is a testament to the strength of the movement we’re building nationwide.
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Lawyer Who Served Under 3 Republican Presidents Tells GA Lawmakers: Reject Anti-LGBT Discrimination!

His findings? The law "would create a basis for discrimination that will harm Georgia and its citizens, as well as our state's national reputation."
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New LGBT Non-Discrimination Bill Filed in Kentucky with Bipartisan Support

This week, lawmakers in Kentucky introduced new legislation seeking to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Kentucky from discrimination – and for the first time, according to Kentucky's statewide LGBT organization the Fairness Campaign, the legislation has bipartisan support, signaling a step forward.
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WATCH: Bipartisan Group of West Virginia Legislators Support LGBT Non-Discrimination

The video was released the same week that a hearing is set on a bill designed to discriminate against LGBT people in West Virginia.
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TODAY: Florida’s Republican-Controlled Senate Holds Hearing on LGBT Non-discrimination

Today at 1pm ET in Tallahassee, Florida, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear the Florida Competitive Workforce Act – the first time a non-discrimination bill covering lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has ever received a hearing in the Sunshine State.