Wednesday, June 05, 2013

I Can Support This…

I am all for the gender inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) but I have always said that it didn’t go far enough, a link to this site was posted on CTAC’s Facebook page... “The Pledge for Full LGBT Equality” and I think that they are right on the money,
WE, the undersigned, pledge our support for the passage of omnibus LGBT equality legislation that grants full non-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity equal to those accorded other statuses under existing civil rights laws and Supreme Court jurisprudence, specifically including:
  •     Public Accommodations (Title II, 1964 Civil Rights Act)(e.g., restaurants, hotels, theaters)
  •     Public Facilities (Title III, 1964 Civil Rights Act) (e.g., courthouses, jails, hospitals, parks)
  •     Federally-Funded Programs (Title VI, 1964 Civil Rights Act) (e.g., adoption, police, schools, homeless youth, health care)
  •     Employment (Title VII, 1964 Civil Rights Act; 1978 Civil Service Reform Act; 1991 Government Employee Rights Act; 1995 Congressional Accountability Act; 10 U.S.C. Ch. 37) (e.g., civilian and military government, private sector)
  •     Housing (Title VIII, 1968 Civil Rights Act, aka the Fair Housing Act) (e.g., rental, purchase, finance)
  •     Education (Title IX, 1972 Education Amendments Act) (e.g., schools, bullying)
  •     Credit (1974 Equal Credit Opportunity Act) (e.g., credit cards)
  •     Federal Marriage Equality (based on gender, SO) (e.g., 1967 Supreme Court Decision, Loving v. Virginia)
  •     Immigration, Disability, and Family Leave (Uniting American Families Act (proposed), the American With Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act)
I would like to go one step further and add “sex” to Title II, III & VIII, as far as I know “sex” is only included in Title VII and IX.

I believe marriage equality is important but that I should not the #1 goal

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