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    Our mission is to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and…Read More

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The New York Times agrees -- Barack Obama should sign the LGBT federal contractor executive order without religious exemptions...…Read More

New Rules Should Ban Discrimination by Federal Contractors

The Editorial Board
President Obama should resist a pressure campaign by some religious groups to weaken a promised executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against gay men, lesbians and transgender people in their hiring practices. Emboldened by the Supreme Court’s addlebrained Hobby Lobby decision, several groups wrote to Mr.…Read More
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Great piece by our friend Dan Fotou about why we need to be talking less about individual bills that give LGBTQ folks piecemeal equality…Read More

Civil Rights Act brings lessons for LGBT activism

Attorneys David Boies (left) and Theodore B. Olson discuss the issue of gay marriage during the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 8 in Austin, Texas. The summit marked the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act legislation.(Photo: Getty Images) From state to state, equality for the LGBT community differs…Read More
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Unclear why we issued a travel advisory for Mississippi yesterday? Here's our theory of change...

GetEQUAL.org | Theory of Change Behind Our Mississippi Travel Alert

On Thursday, March 6, GetEQUAL Mississippi issued a “travel alert” for the state — warning LGBTQ travelers to take precautions in traveling in the state as a bill is moving through the state legislature that could permit discrimination against LGBTQ individuals by private businesses and in public accommodations. This bill, SB 2861, is dangerously…Read More
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