Content Filed Under: States Action Team

Posts regarding action teams of volunteers and coalition partners in states where non-discrimination protections may soon become law.


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Idaho Governor Signs Anti-Transgender Student Sports Ban Into Law

March 31, 2020, 9:06 am Last night Idaho Governor Brad Little signed HB 500 into law, making Idaho the first state in the nation to pass an anti-transgender law in 2020.
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Chobani, GoDaddy, Hewlett Packard Inc. and Verizon Join 40 Major Employers Opposing State-Based Legislation Targeting Trans Youth, LGBTQ Community

March 27, 2020, 4:24 pm On the eve of Idaho potentially becoming the first state in the nation this year to pass a law specifically targeting transgender people, Chobani, GoDaddy, Hewlett Packard Inc. and Verizon today joined more than 40 major employers in a previously released open letter, calling for lawmakers in states across the country to oppose bills that target LGBTQ people, and transgender children in particular.
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40 Major Businesses Oppose State-Based Legislation Targeting Transgender Youth, LGBTQ Community

March 11, 2020, 11:28 am Today, more than 40 major employers released an open letter calling for lawmakers in states across the country to oppose dozens of bills that target LGBTQ people, and transgender children in particular.
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35 Corporations and 107 Small Businesses Sign Letter Opposing Discrimination in Tennessee

February 5, 2020, 1:21 pm Today, 35 corporations and 107 small businesses released an open letter opposing discrimination against LGBTQ Tennesseans and calling upon lawmakers to not pursue any further harmful bills this legislative session. This letter was organized by the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce with support from Freedom for All Americans, GLAAD and HRC.
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Huge Step Forward: Michigan Civil Rights Commission Advances LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • May 21, 2018, 4:00 pm The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has voted 5-0-1 to address anti-LGBTQ discrimination after review of existing state law, now interpreting sex discrimination laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
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Volunteer and Take Action Against Anti-LGBT Supreme Court Nominee

By Adam Polaski • February 2, 2017, 12:58 pm To mobilize national action against this nominee, Freedom for All Americans is partnering with the National Equality Action Team to drive thousands of calls into key Senators' offices.
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Summer of Action Volunteers are Moving LGBT Equality Forward in Communities Across the Country

By Megan Clayton • July 20, 2016, 4:47 pm This summer, organizers will be working in communities across the country to secure non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans. We’re calling it the Summer of Action, and it’s a project dedicated to developing local conversations about the importance of comprehensive non-discrimination protections.
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Advocates for Transgender Equality Gather at Massachusetts Statehouse for Celebratory ‘Citizens Signing’

By Megan Clayton • July 13, 2016, 6:21 pm More than 100 advocates for comprehensive LGBT non-discrimination protections gathered on the Massachusetts Statehouse steps Monday morning for the Citizens Signing of #TransBillMA, which updates the state’s public accommodation law to prohibit gender identity discrimination.
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Massachusetts Becomes 18th State to Secure Full Transgender Protections

By Cameron Tolle • July 8, 2016, 3:10 pm Moments ago, Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation into law extending full protections to transgender Bay Staters by updating the state's public accommodation law to prohibit gender identity discrimination. With his signature, Massachusetts officially becomes the 18th state in the nation to secure full, comprehensive protections for transgender Bay Staters.
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VICTORY: Anti-Transgender Ballot Initiative Defeated In Washington

By Cameron Tolle • July 7, 2016, 8:57 pm Victory tonight in Washington state, where we're celebrating the defeat of I-1515 - a harmful proposed ballot initiative that would have repealed the state's 10-year-old non-discrimination laws ensuring fair and equal treatment of transgender people.
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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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The Summer of Action Kicks Off for LGBT Non-Discrimination Work in Atlanta

By Adam Polaski • May 27, 2016, 12:36 pm This week more than a dozen organizers came together to launch a new project dedicated to developing conversations about the importance of comprehensive non-discrimination protections.
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Massachusetts Republican Governor Baker Supports Transgender Access to Public Restrooms

By Cameron Tolle • April 21, 2016, 10:32 pm In a Boston Globe piece posted last night, a spokesperson for Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker reiterated his opposition to discrimination and—for the first time ever—affirmed that the Republican Governor believes transgender people should be able to use the restroom consistent with who they are.
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NC Lawmakers Convene Unprecedented, Costly Special Legislative Session to Repeal Charlotte’s LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Cameron Tolle • March 22, 2016, 9:35 am After weeks of threats, legislative leaders in North Carolina announced that the General Assembly will reconvene tomorrow—Wednesday, March 22nd—for a special legislative session aimed at repealing Charlotte's LGBT non-discrimination law. The unprecedented legislative session will cost taxpayers upwards of $42,000 per day.