#AM_Equality: HRC hosted a virtual town hall celebrating Prez Biden’s first 46 days; MI Gov. Whitmer joins bipartisan effort to add LGBTQ protection
ICYMI -- HRC HOSTED VIRTUAL TOWN HALL CELEBRATING PRESIDENT BIDEN’S FIRST 46 DAYS: More here.
REPS. MARK TAKANO, ANTHONY BROWN AND SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO CREATE COMMISSION ON LGBTQ SERVICEMEMBERS AND VETERANS: “Too often LGBTQ servicemembers and veterans face discrimination, ostracization, and harassment as a result of inadequate and inequitable military policy and practice,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “The Commission to Study the Stigmatization, Criminalization, and Ongoing Exclusion and Inequity for LGBTQ Servicemembers and Veterans Act will be an important step forward to identify disparities in services and benefits, and provide recommendations to support servicemembers, veterans and their families moving forward.” More from the Washington Blade.
TUESDAY TWEET -- HRC MARKED INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: More here.
SIXTY SIX MEMBERS OF CONGRESS CALL ON HHS TO REVERSE RULE ALLOWING SERVICE PROVIDER TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST LGBTQ PEOPLE: “The Trump administration’s sanctioning of taxpayer-funded intolerance against people who receive services from HHS grant programs, including youth and families in the child welfare system, youth experiencing homelessness, and elder Americans, is reprehensible,” the letter reads. More from Metro Weekly.
WRITER JOEY KENNEDY PENS COLUMN ON BULLYING TRANSGENDER YOUTH: “Lawmakers should make themselves familiar with the issues involving transgender teens rather than pass an awful law that will cause further discrimination, stress and death,” writes Kennedy. Read the full op-ed from Alabama Political Reporter.
A LOOK AT THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV AND AIDS IN A DEEP RED STATE: More from The Body.
MICHIGAN GOV. WHITMER JOINS BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO EXPAND STATE’S CIVIL RIGHTS ACT: Whitmer joined a bipartisan effort to expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include protections from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. More from Detroit Free Press and Fox 17.
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