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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.
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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.