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Six Times Courts Ruled That Anti-LGBTQ Religious Refusal Policies Are Discrimination

By George Simpson • September 8, 2017, 1:01 am Take a look below at six significant legal victories in cases where opponents of LGBTQ equality failed to succeed in their efforts to create a carveout from a non-discrimination law.
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Trump’s Department of Justice Files Brief to Supreme Court Advocating for Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • September 7, 2017, 5:32 pm President Donald Trump is once again turning his attention to undermining legal equality for the LGBTQ community. The Trump administration today filed an amicus brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The administration filed in support of the baker who refused to serve a couple because they are gay.
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Wisconsin School District Requests Supreme Court Review of Anti-Transgender Restroom Restrictions

By Adam Polaski • August 26, 2017, 10:07 am On Friday, August 25, the Kenosha Unified School District officially filed a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court in Kenosha Unified School District v. Whitaker.
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U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review in Case of Baker Seeking Religious Exemption from LGBT Law

By Adam Polaski • June 26, 2017, 9:49 am When considering the case, the U.S. Supreme Court must consider the reality that many courts and commissions have affirmed in this specific case that Masterpiece Cakeshop is in no way entitled to a religious exemption from the Colorado Public Accommodations Law.

Following Supreme Court Delay, Transgender Faith Leader in North Carolina Pushes Toward Continued Discussion

March 24, 2017, 5:12 pm Rev. Slack can't help but draw comparisons between the Gavin Grimm case and HB2 in North Carolina. In both instances, attempts are being made to shut transgender people out of the public sphere, erase their experiences, and deny them basic access to spaces, the usage of which so many take for granted.
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Despite Immense Support for Transgender Equality, Supreme Court Sends Landmark Case Back to Lower Court

By Adam Polaski • March 6, 2017, 10:38 am This morning the United States Supreme Court issued an order to vacate and remand the lower court’s opinion in the case of Gavin Grimm, G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board.
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SCHEDULED: U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Oral Argument in Transgender Equality Case March 28

By Adam Polaski • February 3, 2017, 1:44 pm Today the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled its oral argument for the case of a Virginia transgender teenager, Gavin Grimm, who is challenging a policy in his local school district that singles out transgender students for discrimination. The Court will hear argument in the case on March 28, 2017.
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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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Trump Names Judge Neil Gorsuch, Judge With History of Anti-LGBT Positions, as SCOTUS Pick

By Adam Polaski • January 31, 2017, 9:51 pm Tonight, January 31, President Trump announced that his nomination for the Supreme Court is Neil Gorsuch, a Tenth Circuit judge who has previously shown significant deference to private employers and corporations who deny equal protections or services to individuals on the basis of their religious beliefs.
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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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Breaking: U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review in Case of Transgender Student

By Adam Polaski • October 28, 2016, 3:34 pm The United States Supreme Court today announced it would hear arguments in the case of a Virginia transgender teenager, Gavin Grimm, who is challenging a policy in his local school district that singles out transgender students for discrimination.
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U.S. Supreme Court Caves to Virginia School Board’s Last-Ditch Attempt to Discriminate Against Transgender Student

By Megan Clayton • August 3, 2016, 4:54 pm Today the United States Supreme Court granted a Virginia school board’s request to put on hold an appellate court ruling that effectively bars the school from discriminating against transgender students.