Content Filed Under: 2018 Legislative Momentum

The 2018 legislative session has seen many bills and ordinances brought for hearings, discussions, and eventual votes.


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Why We’re Still Fighting, 22 Years After DOMA

By Masen Davis • September 21, 2018, 2:07 pm Our CEO Masen Davis reflects on the anniversary of the passage of DOMA, as well as all the progress we've made in the nondiscrimination movement since then.
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‘Virginia Beach for Fairness’ Coalition Launches to Fight for Statewide Nondiscrimination Protections in VA

By Shane Stahl • July 18, 2018, 1:38 pm Campaign working to pass statewide nondiscrimination protections in 2019.
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LGBTQ People and the Freedom to Build a Family

By Shane Stahl • July 12, 2018, 12:09 pm The LGBTQ community has seen both progress and hardship over the years when it comes to building a family.
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In State After State, Americans Reject Anti-Transgender Discrimination on the Ballot

By Shane Stahl • July 3, 2018, 10:28 am A compilation of instances where voters have rejected anti-transgender discrimination.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Important Anniversaries, Movement in the Courts, Another Bad Bill in OH, and a Maryland Candidate Makes History

By Shane Stahl • June 29, 2018, 4:06 pm Stories from OH, TX, NY, MD, WA and CO are featured this week.
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Freedom For All Americans Participates in “Upworthy #Upchat” on Marriage Anniversary

By Shane Stahl • June 26, 2018, 5:23 pm Freedom for All Americans participated with dozens of other groups in today's social media takeover.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Anti-LGBTQ Moves in TX and OH, a Show of Support in MA and GA, and Positive Rulings in PA and OR

By Shane Stahl • June 22, 2018, 5:00 pm Victories in the courts, protections enacted in GA, but anti-LGBTQ moves in OH and TX.
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BREAKING: New Hampshire Governor Signs Transgender Nondiscrimination Protections Into Law!

By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 1:14 pm Republican Governor Chris Sununu has signed #TransBillNH into law, enacting comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for transgender Granite Staters in housing, employment, and public accommodations.
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Freedom For All Americans Celebrates 3 Year Anniversary!

By Masen Davis • June 8, 2018, 12:40 pm A celebration of the three year anniversary of Freedom For All Americans, what we've accomplished, and what were working towards.
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In Lead-Up to November Vote, Slim Majority of MA Voters Support Keeping Transgender-Inclusive Public Accommodations Law

By Shane Stahl • June 5, 2018, 4:27 pm As the November 2018 election approaches, recent polling has found that a slim majority of Massachusetts voters support defending the state’s existing transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination protections in public accommodations.
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Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NJ Grows More Welcoming, Continued Celebration in NH, and Movement in Legal Cases

By Shane Stahl • June 1, 2018, 3:45 pm LQBTQ nondiscrimination saw New Jersey becoming perhaps the most transgender-inclusive state in the union, New Hampshire saying goodbye to a stalwart nondiscrimination campaign manager, and petitions in two legal cases asking the U.S. Supreme Court for review.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NH Prepares to Celebrate and a Win For Gavin Grimm Among Highlights in Positive Week

By Shane Stahl • May 25, 2018, 1:15 pm A key victory for Gavin Grimm and momentum forward in Michigan's new interpretation of sex discrimination laws lead a week of good news for the nondiscrimination movement for the week of May 20.
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Senators Re-Introduce “Do No Harm Act” to Protect LGBTQ People From Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • May 23, 2018, 4:05 pm On Tuesday May 22, Democratic Senators re-introduced legislation known as the “Do No Harm Act,” which would amend the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ people
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Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer Signs Dangerous Anti-LGBTQ Child Welfare Bill, Latest in Disturbing Trend

By Adam Polaski • May 18, 2018, 6:33 pm “This new law will hurt kids in Kansas who are in need of safe, loving homes. It’s dangerous and irresponsible to enact laws that will impact LGBTQ families and kids, and that prevent perfectly qualified same-sex couples and others from starting families."