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Infographic: RFRA Repercussions

Overly broad state religious freedom restoration acts, or RFRAs, threaten true religious freedom and could have far-reaching negative consequences.

by Donna Barry, Billy Corriher, Carolyn Davis, Chester Hawkins, Lauren Kokum, Sarah McBride | Thursday, May 7, 2015

Open Doors for All

flags article icon Issue Brief The Affordable Care Act can help address discrimination against LGBT people and their families in health coverage and care—but the law’s protections must clearly include sexual orientation and gender identity.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Infographic: New Employment Protections for 28 Million Workers

LGBT employeesPresident Obama’s executive order banning discrimination against employees of federal contractors because of sexual orientation and gender identity goes into effect today.

by Sarah McBride | Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Millennials Overwhelmingly Support Comprehensive LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections

Protest Final FourA new Generation Progress poll shows widespread support among Millennials for legislation that bans discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing, and other areas of life.

by Sarah McBride and Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Return to the Status Quo: Indiana’s So-Called RFRA Fix

Christina Hale RFRA protestThe recently announced fix for Indiana’s Religions Freedom Restoration Act removes some of the most objectionable components of the bill but falls short of banning discrimination.

by Sarah McBride | Thursday, April 2, 2015

Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act Is Bad for Business

Indianapolis business window stickerWith the passage of Indiana’s recent license-to-discriminate bill, the state risks losing more than $250 million and counting in economic activity.

by Sarah McBride and Laura E. Durso | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

On the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Changes Are Needed to Protect LGBT Immigrants

Uganda LGBT asylumAlthough immigration policies have become more inclusive since the Immigration and Nationality Act, which explicitly excluded LGBT immigrants from entering the United States, further reforms are needed to create a fairer immigration system.

by Sharita Gruberg | Monday, March 23, 2015

4 Ways the Administration for Children and Families Can Support LGBT Homeless Youth

HandsNew regulations could improve access to services for homeless LGBT young people.

by Hannah Hussey | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fact Sheets: Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Protections

The federal government still lacks enumerated nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Congress needs to ensure fairness for all people in every area of life.

by Sarah McBride, Laura E. Durso, Sharita Gruberg, Hannah Hussey | Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Infographic: Legally Married and Legally Fired

While same-sex couples now have the freedom to marry in most states, LGBT people still lack basic enumerated protections from discrimination in vital areas of life within a majority of states.

by Sarah McBride | Monday, March 9, 2015

What the LGBT Community Needs to Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2015

article icon Fact Sheet This fact sheet explains the Earned Income Tax Credit and how proposed modifications to improve its effectiveness can benefit the LGBT community.

by the Center for American Progress and the National LGBTQ Task Force | Monday, February 23, 2015

Beyond 4 Walls and a Roof

Rally book_alt2 icon Report Policies and programs aimed at homeless youth routinely fail transgender young people, and the disparities they experience in health, safety, and social and economic well-being hold them back.

by Hannah Hussey | Monday, February 2, 2015

Restoring Justice

LGBT jail bunk article icon Issue Brief Several states and local jurisdictions have updated their juvenile justice policies to ensure that the disproportionate numbers of LGBT youth in the juvenile justice system are treated with dignity and respect. These model policies provide a blueprint for safeguarding all youth in the juvenile justice system.

by Aisha C. Moodie-Mills and Christina Gilbert | Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We the People

rally book_alt2 icon Report It’s time for Congress to pass a comprehensive nondiscrimination bill that provides LGBT people and their families the same protections currently afforded to other Americans.

by Sarah McBride, Laura E. Durso, Hannah Hussey, Sharita Gruberg, Bishop Gene Robinson | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Moving the Needle

Lesbian couple with baby book_alt2 icon Report The Affordable Care Act is making a difference in connecting LGBT people with coverage, but more remains to be done.

by Kellan Baker, Laura E. Durso, Andrew Cray | Monday, November 17, 2014