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Topic: Marriage/NonDiscrimination Pivot

STRATEGY: How We Won Marriage: 10 Lessons Learned Marc Solomon, National Campaign Director, Freedom to Marry  •  July 30, 2015 This content is only viewable by Equality Federation state and national partners. Please login to view this content. Login
GUEST BLOG: We’ve Laid the Foundation for Equality: Here’s What’s Next Rebecca Isaacs, Federation Executive Director for the Huffington Post  •  July 8, 2015 The Supreme Court’s decision granting all Americans the freedom to marry instantly made me think fondly back to the day I wed, which was one of the happiest days of my life and incredibly meaningful to my daughter and our family. Now, young people like her — especially lesbian, gay, bise
Anti-Gay Legislation Pushed at State Level Ahead of SCOTUS Decision Aljazeera America  •  June 25, 2015 “The most extreme of these bills are blatantly and obviously unconstitutional,” said Chris Stoll, senior staff attorney for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a San Francisco-based non-profit that is co-counsel in the marriage equality case out of Tennessee that is among those the Supreme C
TALKING POINTS: Harnessing the Momentum from the SCOTUS Ruling for Nondiscrimination Mark Snyder  •  June 24, 2015 This content is only viewable by Equality Federation state and national partners. Please login to view this content. Login
After Same-Sex Marriage, Then What? The Atlantic  •  June 24, 2015 The preponderance of data on gay rights today suggests that most Americans do not just support specific policies about same-sex marriage or nondiscrimination; they have embraced underlying values of full equal treatment under the law and equal access to opportunities. And if that is the great princi
Cakes Aside, Gay Rights Groups See Employment Discrimination as Next Big Battle PJ Media  •  June 15, 2015 Most gay people in America don’t live in states where their employer is forbidden from firing them on the basis of sexual orientation, if they even get hired in the first place. For gay rights groups, this is another stand for civil rights. For social conservatives, it may be a last-chance Battle
North Carolina House Overrides Veto, Enacts Anti-LGBT SB2 Equality North Carolina  •  June 11, 2015 RALEIGH – Equality NC, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, responded today to the North Carolina House’s vote to override Governor Pat McCrory’s veto of Senate Bill 2, the Magistrates Recusal bill. With no warning and no debate allowe
Divisive Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Falls in Texas Legislature ABC News  •  May 27, 2015 Divisive efforts by Texas Republicans to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized ended Wednesday night with conservative finger-pointing and opponents feeling relieved. The first session under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott will end next week without a measure that gay rights acti
The Supreme Court Might Legalize Gay Marriage. But That Won’t Stop Opponents From Pushing Anti-Gay Laws. The Washington Post  •  May 7, 2015 Even if marriage equality comes to all 50 states in June, after all, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people still won’t be protected against discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, nor under any federal statute, a sad reality that oft
Texas Religious Objection Bill Follows Supreme Court Hearing ABC News  •  April 30, 2015 The national debate over religious objection laws roiled again Thursday in Texas after Republican lawmakers abruptly pushed a new proposal on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court hearing historic arguments over gay marriage. Even advocates for same-sex couples say the bill, aimed at allowing clergy m