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Republican Lawmakers and Leaders Submit Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court in Case of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • September 18, 2020, 5:04 pm Dozens of current and former Republican elected officials and other conservative thought leaders even spoke directly to the justices through a “friend-of-the-court” brief making the conservative case for LGBTQ freedom.
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The Supreme Court could soon implement a broad right to discriminate.

By Megan Clayton • August 20, 2020, 4:22 pm Fulton v. City of Philadelphia will impact the lives of nearly half a million foster children. Thousands of conservatives, businesses and community leaders are speaking out.
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North Dakota’s GOP governor criticizes his party’s anti-LGBT resolution

The Hill • July 24, 2020, 3:41 pm North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) on Thursday slammed an anti-LGBT resolution that was passed by a majority of the state's Republican Party delegates earlier this year, calling it "hurtful and divisive" after a top GOP official also apologized for the language.
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On L.G.B.T.Q. Rights, a Gulf Between Trump and Many Republican Voters

The New York Times • June 17, 2020, 3:42 pm As more Republicans say they support at least some L.G.B.T.Q. protections, President Trump and party leaders continue to stand in opposition and particularly target transgender Americans.
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A historic decision just came down from the Supreme Court. Here’s what it means for LGBTQ freedom:

By Megan Clayton • June 16, 2020, 10:20 am This is big. It’s a watershed moment for our community, and for our nation’s continued drive toward freedom. But we still need to finish the job of protecting every LGBTQ American from discrimination.
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Key GOP senators have no qualms with Supreme Court’s decision to ban LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace

CNN • June 15, 2020, 3:46 pm "I don't think people should be discriminated against, specifically, I don't think someone should lose his or her job because they're gay. So I like the result," said Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio.
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(Not) Losing My Religion: People of Faith Advocating for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • April 10, 2020, 2:53 pm People of all faith backgrounds are opening their hearts and minds to their LGBTQ friends, and standing firmly in favor of comprehensive nondiscrimination protections. 
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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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I’m a Texan and a Republican, and That is Exactly Why I’m Urging the Supreme Court to Protect LGBTQ Americans

Newsweek • November 19, 2019, 3:36 pm Former Texas Speaker of the House Joe Strauss authored this piece on why his Republican values motivate his support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination: "LGBTQ people deserve protection from discrimination. Respecting human dignity, striving for mutual respect and ensuring equal opportunity are nonpartisan values. They are goals we can all work toward together."
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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."

Pennsylvania Republican Encourages Fellow Conservatives to Speak Out for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

October 7, 2019, 7:46 am “I believe in individual freedom. I identify as a fiscal conservative and cringe at the idea of big government telling me how to live my life.”

Drawing on Conservative Activism and Faith Background, Pennsylvania Man Pushes Toward LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

October 7, 2019, 7:31 am "Nondiscrimination is a conservative value because fairness and access to the American Dream is something that everyone should have, regardless of orientation. People should have the freedom to pursue happiness. That’s a founding value of our country.”
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Conservative Community Leader in Georgia Recounts His Journey Toward Supporting LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Adam Polaski • August 21, 2019, 3:58 pm “You don’t have to agree with someone to support their rights,” Awet said. “It’s not conservative or liberal to support LGBTQ rights. It’s just the right thing to do.”
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