Despite our nation’s progress on marriage equality, it remains legal to discriminate against LGBT workers, customers, students, renters, and homebuyers in a majority of states.
We the People
ICE Officers Overwhelmingly Use Their Discretion to Detain LGBT Immigrants
The Economic Cost of Overly Broad RFRAs
Helping State and Local Officials Advocate for LGBT Communities
Moving the Needle
Congress and the president should work to conserve places that better reflect America’s diverse population and help engage new generations to visit and explore their shared heritage and resources.
CAP data analysis provides insights into the challenges that LGBT people seeking asylum in the United States face and underscores the need for the government to collect sexual orientation and gender identity data.
Data analysis provides insight into the countries that LGBT asylum seekers come from and their experiences in the asylum process.
Religious exemption laws would deny loving homes to vulnerable youth.
Data obtained by CAP through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that Immigration and Customs Enforcement elected to detain 68 percent of LGBT immigrants who were eligible for release in fiscal year 2014.
Overly broad state religious freedom restoration acts, or RFRAs, threaten true religious freedom and could have far-reaching negative consequences.
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.
President Obama’s executive order banning discrimination against employees of federal contractors because of sexual orientation and gender identity goes into effect today.
A 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.
The 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.
With the passage of Indiana’s recent license-to-discriminate bill, the state risks losing more than $250 million and counting in economic activity.
On the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Changes Are Needed to Protect LGBT Immigrants
Although 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.
New regulations could improve access to services for homeless LGBT young people.
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.