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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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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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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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AUF in the News: RNC and Big Tent Brunch

July 26, 2016

American Unity Fund made an unforgettable impression on the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Check out the news coverage below for highlights: Politico, Sarah Wheaton Gay Republicans want more from Trump The Hill, Megan R. Wilson Pro-LGBTQ Push Underscores GOP Convention Wall Street Journal, Beth Reinhard Gay Republicans See Progress, Setbacks in Party’s Stance on […]

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