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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BREAKING: Trump Administration Doubles Down on Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • March 23, 2018, 9:53 pm The White House made clear this evening that -- despite multiple legal challenges and injunctions -- it's committed to seeing through a discriminatory policy that bans transgender Americans from serving their country.
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EEOC Files Friend-of-the-Court Brief in 8th Circuit Employment Discrimination Case

By Shane Stahl • March 19, 2018, 3:07 pm EEOC filed an amicus brief in an employment discrimination case involving a gay job applicant.
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Deceptively Titled ‘First Amendment Defense Act,’ Aimed at Easing Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination, Reintroduced in United States Senate

By Adam Polaski • March 8, 2018, 2:23 pm Today's version of the bill is in some specific ways narrower than similar legislation previously introduced, but the heart of the matter remains the same. 
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It’s Official: Department of Education Says It Will Not Investigate Discrimination Claims from Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 12, 2018, 3:03 pm The Trump Administration has demonstrated time and again their blatant disregard for the health and wellbeing of transgender Americans, now targeting some of the most vulnerable members of our community.
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American Bar Association Passes Resolution Supporting Title VII Protections for Transgender People

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 10:05 am On Monday, the American Bar Association passed a resolution asking Jeff Sessions to reverse policies denying Title VII protections for transgender people.
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State of the Union: President Trump Invokes ‘Religious Liberty,’ Which He Has Used to Target LGBTQ Americans

By Shane Stahl • January 30, 2018, 11:18 pm Here's just a partial rundown of the anti-LGBTQ actions he has taken this year – including his "historic actions to protect religious liberty":
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In State of the Union Response, Rep. Joe Kennedy III Expresses Strong Support for Transgender Americans

By Adam Polaski • January 30, 2018, 11:02 pm "As if the parent who lies awake terrified that their transgender son will be beaten and bullied at school is any more or less legitimate..."
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Transgender Soldiers to Attend Tonight’s State of the Union as Special Guests

By Shane Stahl • January 30, 2018, 10:08 am Two transgender soldiers, Patricia King and Lynda Bengtsson-Davis, will attend the State of the Union speech on January 30 as guests of legislators Joe Kennedy III and Jared Huffman.
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#RxForDiscrimination: HHS Launches New Division Allowing Refusal of Health Care to LGBTQ People and Women

By Adam Polaski • January 18, 2018, 1:32 pm The division is expected to accompany a new rule that allows health care providers to refuse to treat LGBTQ people and women by claiming that doing so violates their religious beliefs.
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New White House Rules Will Open Door to Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in Doctors’ Offices and Hospitals

By Adam Polaski • January 17, 2018, 5:07 pm Today the Trump administration indicated its intention to allow health workers who claim a moral or religious objection to refuse to provide treatment for transgender patients or women. The proposed rule, which would be a significant shift for the HHS civil rights office, is currently being reviewed by the White House and could be issued as soon as this week.
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Report: Trump Administration Signals Backpedal on Justice for Transgender Students, Failing to Pursue Discrimination Complaints

By Shane Stahl • January 16, 2018, 5:13 pm Report: The Trump administration has dismissed at least three cases of transgender students alleging discrimination in their school districts.
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Recognizing Religious Freedom Day – and the Heart of Why People of Faith Support LGBTQ Equal Treatment

By Adam Polaski • January 16, 2018, 11:34 am Today on Religious Freedom Day we are proud to stand with religious leaders and congregations  from across different faith traditions in pushing forward in the fight for LGBTQ equal treatment.
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Transgender Americans Are Now Able to Enlist in the United States Military, as Court Fight Continues

By Shane Stahl • January 1, 2018, 9:53 am Transgender soldiers are able to enlist, be recruited, and continue serving in the United States Armed Forces after a protracted legal battle.
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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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White House Withdraws Judicial Nomination of Fiercely Anti-LGBTQ Jeff Mateer

By Shane Stahl • December 14, 2017, 1:42 pm Freedom For All Americans is proud to have joined with the 35 other advocacy organizations in opposing Jeff Mateer’s nomination, and is satisfied with the White House’s nomination withdrawal. Every American should have the opportunity to be taken seriously before a federal judge – and we must keep pushing for fair judges in the courts.