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Public Policy Polling North Carolina Poll

September 21, 2016

Excerpted from: Presidential Race Tied, Cooper Up in NC For the first time this entire cycle PPP finds a clear leader in the race to be North Carolina’s next Governor: Roy Cooper. Cooper’s at 46% to 41% for Pat McCrory, with Libertarian Lon Cecil at 2%. When undecideds and Cecil voters are asked who they’d […]

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution on GA, NC Jobs

September 20, 2016

A recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution compares Georgia and North Carolina’s economic stability and job growth in the face of anti-LGBTQ legislation proposed in each state. The main difference between the states is that North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed the legislation into law, while Georgia Governor Nathan Deal vetoed similar legislation. Georgia is […]

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Civil Rights Act Should Not be a License to Discriminate

August 19, 2016

Two recent cases citing the lack of LGBTQ protections in the Civil Rights Act are the exact reason why a federal nondiscrimination bill is so necessary for the well-being of all Americans. In Indiana, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion on Lively v. Ivy Tech Community College that Title VII does not […]

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Big Tent Brunch raw footage

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Rachel Hoff on CNN

July 18, 2016

Rachel Hoff, the first openly gay member of the Republican Platform Committee, spoke on CNN about LGBTQ rights as a conservative principle, touching on the GOP Platform, Orlando, Donald Trump, and religious liberty. Thank you, Rachel, for being such a strong leader and making history in the Republican Party!

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First openly gay Republican Platform Committee member introduces amendment

July 12, 2016

Rachel Hoff, the first openly gay member of the Republican Platform Committee, spoke on July 11 to her amendment to include platform language that acknowledges a thoughtful conversation about the diverse and deeply held views on marriage within the Party. “We all agree on one thing – the importance of the institution of marriage to our society. […]

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Pentagon allows openly transgender Americans to serve in the military

July 7, 2016

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter removed the ban on openly transgender Americans serving in the military on Thursday, June 30. This milestone marks one of the final hurdles for Americans seeking to serve in the armed forces. In the past, the lack of clarity on guidelines for handling transgender people in the military forced servicemen […]

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Republican Leaders Call for Removal of Defense Bill Anti-LGBTQ Provision

May 18, 2016

Republican Representatives Charlie Dent, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Carlos Curbelo, and Mike Coffman are urging the removal of a provision allowing discrimination on the basis of religion against the LGBTQ community in the National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment as it stands exempts “any religious corporation, religious association, religious educational institution, or religious society” that receives a […]

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LGBTQ groups urge Georgia leadership to reject mean-spirited RFRA bill

February 24, 2016

A number of pro-LGBTQ organizations, including American Unity Fund, Georgia Equality, Georgia Unites, Freedom for all Americans, and many others, have signed on to a letter urging Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and leadership in the state legislature to reject a proposed religious freedom bill. The bill, House Bill 757 or the “Pastor Protection Act,” took […]

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Wisconsin Republican stands against mean-spirited bathroom bill

February 18, 2016

Scott Evertz, a Wisconsin Republican, former director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, and former Special Assistant for Global AIDS Initiative, penned an op-ed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel urging conservatives to refute proposed bathroom legislation written to discriminate against transgender Wisconsinites. Evertz begins by defining “compassionate conservatism”–staying true to conservatives values […]

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