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Posts regarding news and information in relation to rulings, reviews, and opinions concerning non-discrimination protections from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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SCOTUS Denies Review in Cases Challenging Mississippi’s Anti-LGBTQ Law

January 8, 2018, 9:56 am Today the United States Supreme Court denied review in two cases, Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant and Bryant v. Barber, both challenging Mississippi’s HB 1523 passed in April 2016 and effective in October 2017.
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Supreme Court Denies Review in Cases Challenging Anti-LGBTQ Mississippi Law

By Shane Stahl • January 8, 2018, 9:44 am With HB 1523 still in effect, LGBTQ Mississippians and their families are hurting every day, denied the necessary protections to make them feel safe and welcome in the Magnolia State. However, this is not the end of the line.
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Nine Ways Freedom for All Americans Advanced LGBTQ Equal Treatment in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 21, 2017, 1:40 pm The LGBTQ community fought battles to protect our progress and advance equality at the local, state and federal levels in 2017. The entire team at Freedom For All Americans was proud to support or lead on these efforts along the way.
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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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Montel Williams Narrates New Video About LGBTQ Supreme Court Case in #OpenToAll Campaign

By Adam Polaski • December 1, 2017, 11:41 am "As a conservative, I believe in personal freedom and limited government. As a black American, I know how it feels to face discrimination because of who you are."
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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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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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New Polling Shows Majority of Americans Oppose Religious-Based Refusals of Service

By George Simpson • October 12, 2017, 4:23 pm A non-partisan organization has released more evidence underlining Americans’ strong national opposition to restricting rights for LGBT people.
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76 Major Businesses Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Anti-Gay Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • October 11, 2017, 10:59 am Freedom for All Americans is proud to have worked with Lambda Legal, Out Leadership, and the Human Rights Campaign on outreach to businesses, asking them to make their voices loud and clear to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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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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Advocates Urge SCOTUS to Consider Review of Landmark Gay Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • September 7, 2017, 3:09 pm Today Lambda Legal filed a petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court in their case Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, a potentially landmark case dealing with workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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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.