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Conservative Legal Experts Agree: Bakers Can’t Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples

October 27, 2017

First Amendment legal experts Eugene Volokh and Dale Carpenter join AUF brief supporting same-sex couple in Masterpiece case Washington, D.C. (Oct. 27) – Conservative law professors Eugene Volokh and Dale Carpenter, both noted First Amendment experts, are joining American Unity Fund (AUF) in filing an amicus brief on behalf of the plaintiffs in the Masterpiece Cakeshop […]

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AUF Calls on Senate to Reject Anti-gay Extremist Scott Garrett’s Ex-Im Nomination

August 2, 2017

Washington, D.C. (Aug. 2) –  AUF Senior Advisor Tyler Deaton issued the following statement: American Unity Fund, a conservative organization that supports pro-LGBTQ policies, strongly opposes Scott Garrett’s nomination to the Export-Import Bank and considers him unqualified  to serve in a key post in President Trump’s administration  due to his anti-gay extremism and his apparent obsession with […]

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Overwhelming: GOP & Military Leaders Push Back on Trump’s Tweets

July 27, 2017

Washington, D.C. (July 27,2017) –  In the past 24 hours, top Republican and military leaders have pushed back on President Trump’s tweets suggesting a ban on transgender individuals serving in the United States Armed Forces. AUF has collected some of the most notable statements: Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff […]

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AUF Responds to President Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Tweets

July 26, 2017

Washington, D.C.–  AUF Senior Advisor Tyler Deaton responded to President Trump’s tweets this morning to ban transgender service members from the military: President Trump promised to protect the transgender community. As President, he said he was “respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights” and would “protect the community from violence and oppression.” But President Trump has broken his promise and, coupled […]

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AUF Praises Unanimous House Committee Action in Support of Gay Chechens

May 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. (May 25, 2017) – AUF Senior Advisor Tyler Deaton praised the House Foreign Affairs Committee for its unanimous passage today of H. Res. 351, Condemning the Violence and Persecution in Chechnya: AUF thanks the members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee for coming together in true bipartisanship to highlight the anti-gay atrocities being perpetrated by […]

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CNN Opinion: How Trump can keep his promise to LGBTQ Americans

May 8, 2017

Originally published on, Wed May 3, 2017 By Margaret Hoover and Tyler Deaton Many of us believed, with good reason at the time, that President Donald Trump might be a new kind of Republican when it came to LGBTQ issues. As a candidate, he became the first GOP nominee to promise from the convention […]

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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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The Hill: Caitlyn Jenner Attends Donald Trump’s Inauguration

January 18, 2017

Caitlyn Jenner to attend Trump inauguration Originally published in The Hill Jan. 18, 2017. Transgender reality television star Caitlyn Jenner will attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration this Friday, according to a new report. Jenner is going to the event as a guest of the American Unity Fund, a conservative LGBTQ rights advocacy organization, People magazine reported Wednesday. “Caitlyn […]

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