Sign the petition to the U.S. Senate: Stop the discrimination – pass the Equality Act now!
We are in the midst of an unprecedented number of anti-LGBTQ+ measures – direct, discriminatory attacks – sweeping through state legislatures across the country. This year, more than 300 anti-LGBTQ bills are pending across state legislatures. Last year was labeled the “worst year in recent history for LGBTQ state legislative attacks'' as 191 bills were proposed. 2022 has almost doubled that amount in just four months.
This isn’t just regressive and wrong, it’s terrifying. There is a clear and undeniable push to strip LGBTQ+ individuals of their rights.
There are currently no federal laws that explicitly protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination. This permits states to enact heinous legislation that outright discriminates. A few Supreme Court cases have granted protections for marriage and against discrimination in the workplace. Yet, fundamental parts of life are not sheltered from discriminatory practices including education, housing, transportation, medical care, public goods and services, and family planning.
This can, and must, change – the U.S. Senate must act now to protect all Americans’ inalienable right to EXIST. The Equality Act, the only piece of federal legislation to explicitly affirm LGBTQ+ civil rights, can rectify and protect LGBTQ+ individuals from these attacks at the state level.
This is an issue of basic, constitutionally protected freedoms and protection from direct, discriminatory attacks against those freedoms. We elected our congressional leaders to ensure those basic rights were protected. Join us in demanding the Senate pass the Equality Act and stop the denial of our freedoms.
Sign the petition to the U.S. Senate: Guarantee freedoms to all RIGHT NOW – pass the Equality Act.