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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.
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Republican and Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson Calls on Conservatives to Support LGBTQ Protections

May 2, 2019, 3:07 pm Trey Grayson, the former Secretary of State for Kentucky and a proud Republican based in Northern Kentucky, is a strong supporter of LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections. His support for LGBTQ protections draws on his faith, his commitment to family, and his belief in the core values of the Republican Party. 
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U.S. Chamber Foundation Research Shows Better Recruitment, Retention, and Employee Engagement at LGBT-Inclusive Companies

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation • April 9, 2019, 7:01 pm New Research Finds Inclusive Policies Are Most Effective When Paired With External Support For LGBT Employees
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GOP Lawmakers Push to Ban LGBT Conversion Therapy in Utah

The Associated Press • February 22, 2019, 2:29 pm Two Republican lawmakers proposed a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah on Thursday, a plan that’s been hailed as a milestone by advocates and won’t be opposed by the influential Mormon church.
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Sen. Hill on LGBT discrimination protections: ‘The risks of doing nothing are great on both sides’

Idaho Press • February 21, 2019, 12:30 pm We have made great progress and have developed a workable framework for future discussion. We now invite religious leaders and LGBT rights advocates in our communities to join together to develop a path forward that will benefit all stakeholders. We stand willing to help facilitate such dialogue among those seeking freedom for all.
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AZ lawmakers: Non-discrimination laws should protect LGBTQ Arizonans, too

Tuscon.Com • February 14, 2019, 10:28 am Equality isn’t a red or a blue issue — it’s an American issue. That’s why, for the second year in a row, we are proud to introduce bipartisan legislation to update Arizona’s current non-discrimination law to include sexual orientation and gender identity with House Bill 2546 and Senate Bill 1249.
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Utah Governor: People should be identified as they want to be identified

ABC 4 • February 9, 2019, 10:33 am The Governor of Utah weighed in on a bill that would ban transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificates.
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Republican and Co-chair of Virginia Beach for Fairness: A Chance to Stand for Equality

Pilot Online • January 31, 2019, 10:34 am I BELIEVE that every person in Virginia should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and be free from any form of discrimination.
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Executive Orders: Kasich, Snyder, and DeWine Take Action

By Natasha Smith • January 12, 2019, 8:00 am The bipartisan momentum for LGBTQ nondiscrimination is undeniable, and Republican lawmakers are taking action to protect their LGBTQ constituents from discrimination.
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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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Orrin Hatch urges Republicans to protect LGBTQ rights

MetroWeekly • December 13, 2018, 3:42 pm "Protecting religious liberty and preserving the rights of LGBTQ individuals are not mutually exclusive," said Hatch in a Senate speech.