Content Filed Under: Trump Administration

Posts regarding actions, decisions, and statements from President Trump’s administration in relation to non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.


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Transgender Awareness Week: How Americans Nationwide Pushed Back on Attacks from the Trump Administration

By Shane Stahl • November 19, 2018, 4:29 pm Continuing a disturbing trend begun upon inauguration in 2017, President Donald Trump and his administration this year have taken even more actions to chip away at the advancement of equality and dignity for transgender people.
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DOJ Submits Anti-LGBTQ Brief to Supreme Court

By Shane Stahl • October 29, 2018, 10:48 am The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a brief with the Supreme Court arguing that existing federal laws prohibiting sex discrimination should not apply to transgender people.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: History Made in VT and Steps Forward in PA & MS

By Shane Stahl • August 18, 2018, 12:34 am Read the most important news in nondiscrimination for the week of August 12.
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Department of Labor Guidance Will Hand Government Contractors a License to Discriminate

By Shane Stahl • August 17, 2018, 10:07 am The directive contradicts previous promises made by the Trump administration in January, 2017.
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District Court Deals Yet Another Blow to the Trump Administration’s Attempted Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • August 7, 2018, 4:15 pm The latest ruling marks the eighth time a court has upheld the dignity of transgender soldiers, and prevented the ban from being implemented.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces Formation of ‘Religious Liberty Task Force’ in Latest Attempt to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Americans

By Shane Stahl • July 30, 2018, 4:59 pm The task force, taken with the guidance released last year, represents the latest steps DOJ is taking to undermine legal equality for LGBTQ Americans.
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One Year In, We Continue to Fight to #ProtectTransTroops as Attempted Military Ban Is Stayed By Multiple Courts

By Shane Stahl • July 26, 2018, 3:08 pm One year in, FFAA continues our work to push back against President Trump's proposed transgender military ban.
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Anti-LGBTQ Nominee Robert Wilkie Confirmed as Veterans’ Affairs Secretary

By Shane Stahl • July 25, 2018, 11:40 am WIlkie's confirmation sailed through the Senate largely unchallenged.
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Freedom for All Americans Joins 100+ Advocacy Groups in Demanding ‘Release the Records’ of Judge Kavanaugh

By Shane Stahl • July 20, 2018, 2:31 pm The groups are asking for a delay in Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing until over 1 million documents are released.
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Ninth Circuit Denies Trump Administration Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • July 18, 2018, 7:37 pm The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has denied another attempt by the Trump Administration to implement a ban on transgender people serving openly in the military, in the case of Karnoski v. TrumP.
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What’s at Stake: The Future of the Supreme Court Following Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

By Shane Stahl • July 9, 2018, 2:36 pm A look at how a new Supreme Court nominee could affect cases involving LGBTQ people that come before the high Court.
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RULING: Transgender Military Ban Prevented From Taking Effect in Latest Federal Court Decision

By Shane Stahl • June 18, 2018, 5:09 pm On Friday, opponents of the attempted ban on transgender military service scored yet another victory as a court in Washington denied the Trump administration’s request for a stay in the case of Karnoski v. Trump.
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Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.
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Congressmembers Warn Trump Administration Against Rolling Back Transgender Healthcare Protections

By James Gherardi • May 29, 2018, 3:04 pm A group of more than 100 congressional lawmakers last week were the latest to speak out against the Trump Administration’s plans to roll back key healthcare regulations protecting transgender Americans under Rule 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
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Three Years Ago Today: Mike Pence Signed Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act Into Law

By Shane Stahl • March 26, 2018, 5:53 pm March 26 marks the three-year anniversary of then-Indiana Governor Mike Pence signing the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which led the way for individuals and businesses to refuse service to LGBTQ people by claiming a religious or moral exemption.