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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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As Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Retires from Congress, We Reflect on Her Legacy of LGBTQ Inclusion within the Republican Party

December 17, 2018, 12:28 pm Her voice has been one of the loudest Republican voices on Capitol Hill in support of dignity and equality for transgender people and demonstrates that equality is not about partisanship or politics – it’s about people.
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Tracking Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Change of Heart on Transgender Protections

By Hannah Willard • November 7, 2018, 12:29 pm 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

By Hannah Willard • July 10, 2018, 12:32 pm 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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Republicans are essential to winning full LGBT freedom

CNN • June 8, 2018, 11:50 am While many Republicans, and more every year, are supportive of the LGBT community, there are holdouts and there are still issues to be resolved.
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Jennifer Williams Is Transgender, Republican, and Not Giving Up

The Daily Beast • April 2, 2018, 11:50 am Jennifer Williams, the first openly transgender delegate to attend a Republican National Convention, relishes changing party hearts and minds on Trump's military ban, and more.
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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.
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Mother to New Hampshire Lawmakers: Protect Transgender Teens with Legislation

February 10, 2018, 12:38 pm This piece was originally published in The New Hampshire Union Leader in February 2018 ahead of statewide discussion about dignity for transgender people in the Granite State. The editorial was written by Linda Fishbaugh, a Republican and the mother of a daughter who is transgender.
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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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Masterpiece Cakeshop reminds me of Jim Crow. We can’t create new 2nd-class citizens.

USA Today • December 5, 2017, 11:56 am Montel Williams pens an oped on the 'Masterpiece Cakeshop' case: "My heart has changed, due in large part to patient counsel by friends in the LGBT community who helped me understand why I was wrong."
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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."
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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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GOP senators break with Trump over transgender troop ban

The Hill • July 27, 2017, 12:00 pm Multiple Republican senators broke with President Trump on Wednesday after he announced on Twitter that transgender troops would be banned from serving in the military.