Content Filed Under: Executive Action

Executive orders are the way for a government leader to pass ordinances or laws without taking into account the opinions or arguments of opposition voices. Here, a roundup of executive orders b0th positive and negative regarding non-discrimination and the LGBTQ community.


Press Release

Republican Governor Mike DeWine Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

January 14, 2019, 11:21 am On his first day in office, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order which prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ people in state employment.
Blog Post

Executive Orders: One Step Closer to Winning Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • January 11, 2019, 10:28 am In just the past few weeks, four governors have issued executive orders implementing statewide nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in state and local public employment.
Press Release

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

January 7, 2019, 6:37 pm On his first day in office, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed an executive order which prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ people in state employment and state contracting.
Press Release

Republican Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

December 28, 2018, 6:46 pm Snyder’s order will require state contractors to include nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ employees and applicants.
Blog Post

In Out-of-Step Ruling, Judge in Louisiana Rules Against Governor’s LGBTQ Executive Order

By Shane Stahl • November 2, 2017, 2:22 pm Bel Edwards’ order was a first step in working to secure protections for LGBTQ Louisianans - and Freedom For All Americans thanks Governor Bel Edwards for his efforts in protecting LGBTQ state workers and contractors.
Blog Post

North Carolina Governor Issues Nondiscrimination Executive Order, But Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Persists

By Adam Polaski • October 19, 2017, 7:15 pm The executive order is a step forward, but  it doesn't address the fact that anti-LGBTQ discrimination is still the law of the land in North Carolina.
Blog Post

As New Reports Emerge on Potential Anti-LGBT Order, Trump Should Remember Pledge to LGBT Americans

By Adam Polaski • May 2, 2017, 4:54 pm Today Politico reported that, according to "two senior administration officials," President Donald Trump is prepared to sign a broad executive order that could have serious ramifications for the LGBT community.
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Trump Administration Rescinds Federal Guidance Protecting Transgender Youth

By Adam Polaski • February 22, 2017, 7:25 pm After the White House all but confirmed yesterday its intention to rescind federal guidance concerning protections for transgender students under Title IX, the administration made the announcement official today.
Blog Post

Joint Statement with Out Leadership & National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on White House’s Retention of LGBT+ Protections

By Adam Polaski • January 31, 2017, 12:16 pm The President’s decision to continue nondiscrimination protections for employees of federal contractors is the smart choice, both economically and morally, and also a best practice of the vast majority of America’s largest companies.
Blog Post

Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT Contractors from Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • January 5, 2017, 11:52 am Great news today out of Virginia, where Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed an expanded LGBT-inclusive executive order prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in state contractors and subcontractors.
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10 Ways Discrimination Against LGBT Americans Was Spotlighted in 2016

By Adam Polaski • December 27, 2016, 1:20 am As 2016 draws to a close and we look ahead to 2017, Freedom for All Americans reflects on the biggest LGBT stories in 2016.
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President Obama is Prepared to Veto Congress’ NDAA If Anti-LGBT Russell Amendment Advances, Officials Say

By Adam Polaski • October 26, 2016, 4:28 pm Today Roll Call reported that if the United States Congress sends him the National Defense Authorization Act containing the anti-LGBT "Russell Amendment," he is prepared to veto the bill in order to protect LGBT federal contractors.
Blog Post

New Hampshire Governor Issues Historic Executive Order Protecting Transgender State Employees

By Cameron Tolle • June 30, 2016, 3:17 pm Today, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan issued an executive order protecting state employees from discrimination on the basis of gender identity.
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Anti-LGBT Amendment That Would Void Obama’s Non-Discrimination Executive Order Advances in U.S. Congress

By Adam Polaski • May 18, 2016, 12:36 pm The measure, introduced by Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK), is a vaguely written amendment that would allow federal contractors to discriminate against LGBT employees, likely upending President Obama's 2014 executive order extending LGBT nondiscrimination protections to employees of federal contractors.
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New Affordable Care Act Rule Protects Transgender Patients from Discrimination in Health Care and Coverage

By Megan Clayton • May 13, 2016, 3:31 pm The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule under the Affordable Care Act that prohibits denying health care or health coverage to people on the basis of gender identity.