Content Filed Under: This Week in Nondiscrimination

Rounds up the week’s news regarding non-discrimination at the state and federal levels.


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2016 Legislative Session In Review: How We Moved Forward and Pushed Back in Statehouses Nationwide

By Adam Polaski • May 27, 2016, 1:24 pm Freedom for All Americans reflects on where our national movement for LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination advanced, where we pushed back, and where we’ve laid the groundwork for deeper understanding of LGBT lives – and why non-discrimination protections are so critical.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Big Steps Forward in Missouri, Louisiana and South Carolina

By Adam Polaski • April 30, 2016, 8:04 am We're nearing the end of legislative sessions in many states this month, and as they draw to a close, we're seeing continued momentum in favor of LGBT non-discrimination protections – and against anti-LGBT proposals.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Avalanche of Business & Celebrity Opposition to Anti-LGBT Laws

By Adam Polaski • April 15, 2016, 4:55 pm With steps forward in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Massachusetts, executive orders issued in North Carolina and Mississippi, and legislative advances for anti-LGBT bills in Alabama and Missouri, there was lots happening. Here's a roundup:
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Anti-LGBT Legislation Prompts Historic Pushback

By Adam Polaski • April 8, 2016, 5:04 pm This week Mississippi joined North Carolina as one of the few states to actually pass egregious anti-LGBT legislation this year – but the bill quickly pushed through by the Mississippi Legislature and signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant is one of the worst we've seen in the country.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: National Outrage in North Carolina as Advocates Claim Victories in Two States

By Adam Polaski • April 4, 2016, 2:03 pm Last week the movement to win LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination took two big jumps forward when governors in two states rejected bills that would have enforced broad discrimination against LGBT people.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: All Eyes on Georgia with Anti-LGBT Bill 1 Signature from Law

By Adam Polaski • March 19, 2016, 9:46 am This week anti-LGBT legislation advanced in states across the country – but nowhere is a bill more extreme or closer to becoming law than in Georgia, where HB 757, a very broad religious exemption bill cobbled together from several anti-LGBT bills, was shoved through the legislature unexpectedly on Wednesday.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Filibuster Against Anti-LGBT Bill Captivates the Country

By Adam Polaski • March 12, 2016, 8:27 am Legislative sessions in many state legislatures are drawing to a close in the coming weeks – with almost no anti-LGBT legislation being signed into law, a testament to our movement's ability to defend against nearly 200 bills seeking to roll back protections for LGBT people.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: With Anti-LGBT Bills Advancing, Here’s How We’re Pushing Back

By Adam Polaski • February 13, 2016, 12:06 pm This week, several anti-LGBT bills advanced – and momentum continued to build as fair-minded Americans voiced clear commitment to the fight.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Where Pro-LGBT Bills and Discriminatory Legislation Advanced

By Adam Polaski • February 4, 2016, 3:31 pm We're in the middle of legislative sessions in nearly every state in the country – and as legislators debate vital issues for their local communities, LGBT issues and bills related to non-discrimination protections have emerged as significant priorities.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Legislatures Across the Country Consider LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 28, 2016, 6:23 pm It's been a busy week for the movement to win LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections – and defend against attempts to codify discrimination into state statute. Here's a look at what's going on in state legislatures.