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The Blows Keep Coming: Third Federal Judge Halts Trump’s Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • December 11, 2017, 7:54 pm These rulings are a reflection of the climate that the entire LGBTQ movement have created in the public sphere. The country is growing to understand and support transgender Americans, and that growing support has never been more evident in the immense and overwhelming response to President Trump's reckless ban. 
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Federal Judge Denies White House Attempt to Delay Transgender Americans from Enlisting in U.S. Military

By Adam Polaski • December 11, 2017, 2:24 pm Today, December 11, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled in Doe v. Trump that transgender Americans must be allowed to enlist in the United States military beginning January 1. The Pentagon had requested a stay in the judge's previous ruling blocking President Trump's anti-transgender military ban, and this order today denies that stay. 
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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review in Case that Sought to Resolve Title VII Patchwork

By Adam Polaski • December 11, 2017, 9:53 am  Today the United States Supreme Court denied review of Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, a potentially landmark case dealing with workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. The case, brought by Lambda Legal, concerns a Georgia security guard - Jameka Evans - who was harassed, assaulted, denied equal pay and equal work, and eventually forced to leave her job because of her sexual orientation.
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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Anti-LGBTQ Ruling from Texas Supreme Court

By Adam Polaski • December 4, 2017, 10:59 am Today, December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request from the City of Houston to review an anti-LGBTQ ruling issued by the Texas Supreme Court earlier this year. 
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For the Second Time This Month, Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • November 21, 2017, 3:06 pm Today, November 21, U.S. District Court Judge Marvin J. Garbis granted a preliminary injunction to plaintiffs who brought forward a lawsuit with the ACLU, Stone v. Trump, against President Donald Trump's policy prohibiting open military service for transgender Americans.
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Jury Sides with Oklahoma Transgender Woman Who Faced Employment Discrimination in First-of-its-Kind Case

By Adam Polaski • November 20, 2017, 2:57 pm The case marks one of the first times in the United States that a jury has considered a case of anti-transgender employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.
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Case Against Trump’s Military Ban Will Proceed Even With Preliminary Injunction in Effect

By Shane Stahl • November 13, 2017, 3:02 pm On Saturday November 11, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in the case of Karnoski v. Trump, a challenge to the President’s ban on transgender people serving openly in the U.S. military. The Trump administration sought a stay in the case (delaying it from moving forward) due to a similar injunction in the case of Doe v. Trump.
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44 Senators Push Back Against Jeff Sessions’ Exclusion of Transgender People from Title VII

By Shane Stahl • November 3, 2017, 6:25 pm “Actions that roll back the rights of LGBTQ Americans are not consistent with the values of equality and dignity or with Congress’s goals in passing the Civil Rights Act."
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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.
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Members of Congress File Amicus Brief in Colorado Discrimination Case

By Shane Stahl • November 1, 2017, 4:47 pm This week more than 200 members of Congress submitted an amicus brief in support of LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections to the United States Supreme Court.
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Small Businesses Support LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in U.S. Supreme Court Case

By Adam Polaski • October 30, 2017, 3:11 pm Freedom for All Americans is proud to have partnered with these organizations on the development and outreach for this brief, amplifying the argument and identifying key small businesses to add their voices and stories to the narrative. 
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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • October 30, 2017, 1:14 pm Today a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction in Doe v. Trump, temporarily halting the ban on open military service for transgender people.
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Arizona Judge Protects LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Ordinance in Phoenix

By Adam Polaski • October 27, 2017, 10:41 am The decision from a Maricopa County Superior Court judge found that a retail store that sells wedding invitations and other wedding-related stationary and objections cannot be exempt from the city of Phoenix's non-discrimination ordinance.
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Missouri Court of Appeals Takes Big Step Forward on Anti-LGBTQ Employment Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • October 25, 2017, 3:42 pm A ruling this week from a panel of judges on the Missouri Court of Appeals marks a significant step forward for the fight for laws and policies prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Colorado Civil Rights Commission & ACLU Defend LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Law in Supreme Court Briefs

By Adam Polaski • October 24, 2017, 9:42 am On October 23 the respondents in the United States Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission filed their opening briefs outlining why Colorado's state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity should remain intact.
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