"Love is Love" ― unknown
Despite recent progress, LGBTQ Americans continue to face many challenges in the United States. LGBTQ people face discrimination in employment, adoption, housing, and within the legal system. Discrimination rates are even higher for LGBTQ people of color. LGBTQ people can still be fired from their jobs in 28 states, and LGBTQ youth face higher rates of bullying, suicide, and homelessness than their heterosexual peers. State legislature continue to introduce hundreds of bills that seek to limit the rights of LGBTQ people.
I look forward to the day when equality for LGBTQ citizens is automatic and non-controversial, and that laws to protect the LGBTQ community are unnecessary. Until that time, I will stand with my fellow citizens and fight to protect:
- Marriage equality.
- Equal access to housing and employment without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Nondiscrimination in adoption proceedings.
- Equality in military policies.
- Full access to Health Information for spouses and partners.