HRC’s Equality Tour Comes to an End
October 31, 2011 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
HRC's "On the Road to Equality" bus tour came to a close this weekend in Orlando, Florida, but our work to bring equality across America is still not over.
We are deeply humbled by the tremendous people who have traveled far and wide to join us in support of fairness and equality. These individuals fight for equality in the reddest of states, where discrimination remains the law of the land despite a national majority in support for LGBT equality.
Not one of the states along our tour has a statewide non-discrimination law including sexual orientation or gender identity or form of state relationship recognition. What’s more, all have passed discriminatory constitutional amendments to ban marriage for same-sex couples. Many have laws prohibiting the positive discussion of gays and lesbians in schools and few have safe-schools laws that include LGBT students.
The courage and strength of the people we’ve met on the road will continue to inspire our work in our on-gong effort to fight for equality. Hear some of their touching stories first-hand on our “On the Road to Equality” video booth page.
Photo (c) Alyssa Schukar/ HRC