LGBTQ Rights Are Human Rights
All Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, must be treated equally under the law. Fairness and equality are core American values, and it is time we finally fully end discrimination against LGBTQ Americans.”
This is a quote from the current Representative of NJs 2nd District and I could not agree more!
Why, then, did he vote against the Equality Act?
H.R.5, the Equality Act, passed in the House of Representative on February 25, 2021 – but without the support of Jeff Van Drew. This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation.
Via the NJ Law Against Discrimination (amended in 1991 to include sexual orientation; amended in 2006 to include gender identity), residents of NJ already have legal protection from discrimination related to sexual orientation. It’s time to provide the same protection to all resident of the United States.
In too many states, it’s legal to fire employees simply for who they are or who they love.
Several of the people I love most in the world are members of the LGBTQ community. They deserve the same rights as their non-LGBTQ counterparts. Let’s treat all our citizens fairly.
Please click on the links below to learn more about our transgender brothers and sisters. Let Rebekah help you to open your mind and your heart!