Content Filed Under: Conservative Support

Bipartisan support is essential in passing non-discrimination protections through state and federal legislatures. Here, stories and articles featuring conservative voices who stand up in support of LGBTQ people and the need for comprehensive protections in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

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FFAA’s New Year’s Resolution: Continue the Fight For Nondiscrimination Protections in the Next Decade

By Shane Stahl • December 30, 2019, 4:27 pm As we approach the new year, how do we keep the momentum going towards our ultimate goal of securing nondiscrimination protections for all LGBTQ people, in all areas of life, in every state across the country? Here’s a list of FFAA’s New Year’s Resolutions – ways to help move us forward in 2020:   

Colorado Conservative Rallies Support for Protecting LGBTQ People from Discrimination

December 20, 2019, 1:59 pm “You cannot be conservative without being an advocate for equality. Supporting equality is not just a tenet of being a conservative – it’s a tenet of our entire constitutional framework."

Conservative Woman in Florida Recounts Facing Employment Discrimination Just After Coming Out as Transgender

November 21, 2019, 1:15 pm Erin is now standing up in court to defend her freedom against employment discrimination. And as a lifelong conservative Republican, she’s now speaking out with Conservatives Against Discrimination.
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Former Texas House Speaker Shares How His Republican Values Motivate His Support for LGBTQ Dignity

By Adam Polaski • November 19, 2019, 3:33 pm "As a lifelong Republican, I believe all Americans should have the opportunity to work and the freedom to go about their daily lives without the fear of discrimination."
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37 Prominent Conservatives File Brief to U.S. Supreme Court in Support of LGBTQ Protections

July 3, 2019, 2:19 pm Today, 37 current and former Republican elected officials, political advisers, business leaders, lawyers and members of past Republican presidential administrations filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting LGBTQ employment protections.
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Republican Governor Chris Sununu Signs Transgender Protections into Law in New Hampshire

By Hannah Willard • December 17, 2018, 12:37 pm 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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Transgender Women Make Their Case For Inclusion at Annual CPAC Gathering

By Shane Stahl • March 8, 2018, 5:00 pm 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.

Conservative Ally Works to Make LGBTQ Protections a Republican Priority in Florida and Beyond

December 6, 2017, 9:57 am Jessica Fernandez, a conservative from Florida who has served as President of Miami Young Republicans, knows the importance of nondiscrimination laws.
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Montel Williams Narrates New Video About LGBTQ Supreme Court Case in #OpenToAll Campaign

By Adam Polaski • December 1, 2017, 11:41 am "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

By Adam Polaski • October 25, 2017, 4:02 pm "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."

Transgender Conservative Woman Bridges the Gap Between Republican Party and LGBTQ Community

August 31, 2017, 8:57 am Jennifer Williams has been working over the past few years to encourage the Republican Party to advance its understanding and vocalize support for transgender dignity, equality, and non-discrimination protections. She has become a leading voice seeking to change the party from within – the party that she has been a part of for so long, which has espoused her deeply held values of individual liberty and personal freedom.
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South Carolina Governor: No Need for Anti-Transgender Restroom Restrictions Law

By Adam Polaski • August 2, 2017, 1:41 pm 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

By Adam Polaski • January 27, 2017, 10:38 am 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

By Adam Polaski • January 12, 2017, 1:48 pm 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

By Adam Polaski • October 21, 2016, 11:00 am 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.