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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 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 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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Charlotte Observer: There’s nothing conservative about HB2

July 8, 2016

From Tyler Deaton, Senior Advisor of American Unity Fund, a conservative LGBTQ advocacy group: Last Friday, North Carolina’s General Assembly adjourned without addressing the most egregious aspects of HB2. The law, which allows for state-sanctioned discrimination against transgender individuals who live in or visit the state and prohibits local protections for LGBTQ North Carolinians, was […]

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New Campaign Calls on MD GOP Leaders to Help Reform National Platform

November 20, 2015

Contact: Jerri Ann Henry (202) 660-2831 WASHINGTON, D.C. –  In advance of Maryland Republican Party leaders attending the 2015 MDGOP Fall Convention in Solomon’s Island this weekend, Platform Reform Campaign Manager Jerri Ann Henry, offers the following comments: “It is our hope that Maryland’s delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention will encourage their […]

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AUF Statement on the Introduction of the Ohio Fairness Act

October 29, 2015

American Unity Fund, the 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the cause of freedom for LGBTQ Americans by making the conservative case that freedom truly means freedom for everyone, joins with businesses, community leaders and citizens of the Buckeye State in support of the Ohio Fairness Act. “Representative Nickie Antonio has put forth a solid […]

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Florida Non-Discrimination Bill Gaining Muscle

October 28, 2015

Excerpted from: Cold Shoulder: The push for anti-discrimination legislation has gotten nowhere in the Legislature despite backing from some heavy-hitters in the business community By Jason Garcia Florida Trend Oct. 28, 2015 Just before the start of the Florida Legislature’s 2014 session, some of the state’s biggest and most influential businesses banded together in support […]

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AUF Statement on Gov. Cuomo Executive Action For Transgender New Yorkers

October 23, 2015

Tyler Deaton, American Unity Fund’s Senior Advisor released the following statement in response to news that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to announce an executive order expanding protection from discrimination for the transgender community in New York. “Governor Cuomo has again shown brave leadership for New York’s LGBTQ community, acting decisively to broaden […]

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Platform Reform – new AUF campaign continuing efforts to engage Republicans on removal of anti-gay marriage language from GOP Platform

October 19, 2015

American Unity Fund, featured in a new National Journal article, is expanding the campaign to reform the national GOP Platform to remove anti-gay marriage language. AUF will be continuing the effort started by Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, an organization under the Freedom to Marry, which will shut its doors after the Supreme […]

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American Unity Fund Statement on Proposed Legislation in Wisconsin to Ban Transgender Students From School Facilities That Correspond With Their Gender Identity

October 9, 2015

Washington D.C. – Today, American Unity Fund joined with Wisconsin families and business leaders in opposition to a bill proposed by two lawmakers that would bar transgender students from using school facilities such as restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. Tyler Deaton, Senior Advisor at American Unity Fund, stated, “There is […]

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