Last Call To Sign To Support LGBTQIA+ Americans. Deadline Monday!
For equality for all, Debra Schrishuhn and Mike Fox for Alan, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was attacked during early Tuesday morning hours by two assailants who were “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs,” according to Chicago police, who are considering the attack a possible hate crime—as reported by numerous news sources. This is just one of countless anti-LGBTQIA+ attacks that range from “jokes” to unjust dismissals to violent assault.
LGBTQIA+ Americans face discrimination at work, in housing, at adoption and health care agencies, and even in the businesses they may patronize. No current federal law bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The straw man argument of “religious liberty” is increasingly being used as a pretext to license discrimination against some 11 million Americans who identify as LGBTQIA+.
In the past two years, the Trump administration and an increasingly conservative federal court system have rolled back limited protections offered at state and local levels, and promulgated harmful policies that further marginalize this vulnerable population.
Sexual orientation and gender identity are privacy issues that deserve respect and civil rights protection. Help Progressive Democrats of America fight for equality under the law for all. Sign this petition, then make a donation to help us continue and expand our efforts on behalf of LGBTQIA+ persons.