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REPORT: Groundbreaking Analysis of Hate Crime Laws

With a rise in hate violence across the country, a new report from the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and 16 leading civil rights organizations provides a groundbreaking analysis of state and federal hate crime laws.

September 21, 2021
Equality Federation Reacts to Supreme Court Decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

Today, Equality Federation responded to the Supreme Court’s decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case involving a religiously affiliated and taxpayer-funded foster care agency that refused to certify same-sex couples as foster parents in violation of Philadelphia’s nondiscrimination protections.

September 21, 2021

Press Releases

Equality Federation Statement on the Atlanta-area Attacks

“As a queer AAPI person, I want to acknowledge that this has been a particularly difficult week for those of us who hold these identities. For those members of the community that are suffering this week, I see you, and I stand with you,”

September 21, 2021
On Eve of Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, National Leaders Rally In Support of the Equality Act

Unprecedented Support for the Equality Act Comes from Civil Rights Leaders, Women’s Advocates, Business and Corporate Leaders, Educators, Faith Leaders, Medical Community, and Millions of Americans

September 21, 2021
Progress on Gay Adoption

As the head of Equality Federation, which works to ensure that L.G.B.T.Q. people can thrive and provide for their families, I see firsthand how discrimination causes harm. And as an adopted person, I am forever grateful that my adoption agency’s top priority was finding me a home with loving parents, rather than turning people away based on religious beliefs.

September 21, 2021
150+ Grassroots Organizations Announce Support of Equality Act

Freedom for All Americans, Equality Federation join local and state groups following decades of on-the-ground work to pass federal nondiscrimination legislation for LGBTQ people in virtually every area of life

September 21, 2021
Equality Federation Praises the Reversal of the Ban on Transgender Military Service

Today is a new day for transgender service members. We applaud President Biden and the newly confirmed Secretary of Defense, General Lloyd Austin, for their action today to reverse the discriminatory transgender military ban.

September 21, 2021
2020 State Equality Index

The State Equality Index (SEI) is a comprehensive state-by-state report that provides a review of statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families.

September 21, 2021
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