Equality Act is another one of our priorities. The laws in place protect people based on race, sex, disability, and religion, yet there are no explicit protections for people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity in all areas of public life. Our siblings are regularly refused critical medical care, even by emergency responders. The Equality Act would update our laws to provide all people with full protection from discrimination – and that’s why we need to enact this historic legislation.
While the Trump administration continues to work at every turn to undermine our progress by arguing that this kind of discrimination is lawful, we must fight back by ensuring that LGBTQ people are able to lead lives free from the deep harms of discrimination. There’s too much at stake to sit quietly and wait – particularly for our transgender community, who’ve been battling from North Carolina to Alaska for the right just to exist in public spaces. In every state and every community – transgender people belong, and our laws should reflect that.
Equality will never be real if we fear being turned away from a job or business or treated differently because of who we are.
For more information on the Equality Act click the link below.
Why Policies Matter?
-Provide needed protections against racial & gender based discrimination and violence in various realms.
-Ensure that all health care and social service providers in the nation are trained to provide quality services to Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary Communities.
EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
-Make investments in employment for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming and Non-Binary Communities.
For more information on National Trans Visibility Policy Agenda contact our
National Policy Director Kiara St. James at Admin@TransMarchOnDC.org