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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:   
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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."
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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."
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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.”
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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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Coast Guard Veteran and Conservative Wants Americans to Unite Around Shared Goals

By Adam Polaski • August 21, 2019, 3:44 pm "Regardless of our political differences or social differences or socioeconomic differences, we have lots of things that unite all of us. I get that politics come into play and impact trans people, but I wish there was a way for us to come together and at least talk."
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Lawmakers Mull Civil Rights Protections for LGBTQ Community

The Intelligencer • July 29, 2019, 11:52 am West Virginia Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld says now is the time to extend civil rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in West Virginia.
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Pinellas GOP Condemns St. Pete Council Candidate Chico Cromartie’s Anti-LGBTQ Statements

Florida Politics • July 29, 2019, 11:50 am The Republican Party of Pinellas County is condemning anti-LGBTQ statements made by a Republican St. Petersburg City Council candidate.
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Conservatives Against Discrimination: Stand Up for LGBTQ Protections This 4th of July

By Adam Polaski • July 3, 2019, 10:15 am 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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Why Gay Rights Is a Republican Value

The New York Times • July 2, 2019, 1:27 pm Kenneth B. Mehlman, who served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2005 to 2007, writes, "Conservatives support freedom, which is why they should oppose job discrimination against LGBTQ Americans."
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LGBTQ Equality Act 2019: Eight Republicans Broke Party Ranks To Vote In Favor Of Historic Civil Rights Bill

Newsweek • May 18, 2019, 5:42 pm "Eight breakaway Republicans did cross the aisle in support of the legislation."
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These 8 Republicans Voted for the Equality Act

Roll Call • May 18, 2019, 5:27 pm Eight House Republicans voted Friday with their Democratic counterparts for the Equality Act, which would broaden the definition of protected classes to include sexual orientation and gender identity.