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Anti-LGBTQ legislation gains little traction in state capitals

April 11, 2017

In the first four months of 2017, more than 55 anti-LGBTQ bills have been defeated in state legislatures. American Unity Fund and our partners continue to track 51 anti-LGBT bills still that are still alive, as well as 43 pro-freedom nondiscrimination bills. TEXAS Opponents of LGBT equality–including the sponsor of the anti-LGBT SB6–have tried to […]

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Michael Gerson: Trump Has Opportunity to Balance Religious Liberty, LGBTQ Freedom

March 27, 2017

How Trump Can Get His Groove Back Originally published in the Washington Post March 27, 2017. The central promise of the Trump administration — the repeal and replacement of Obamacare — has failed. The central premise of the Trump administration — that Donald Trump is a brilliant negotiator — has been discredited. In the process oflosing […]

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AUF Responds to Trump Administration’s Anti-LGBTQ Actions

February 23, 2017

Washington, D.C. – AUF Senior Advisor Tyler Deaton responded to the administration’s actions on February 22, 2017, to suspend enforcement of Title IX’s federal civil rights protections for LGBTQ students nationwide: President Trump promised to protect the LGBTQ community. As recently as  January 31, he said he was “respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights” and […]

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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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