#AM_Equality: November 17, 2022

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: Respect for Marriage Act clears key procedural hurdle in U.S. Senate; bill moving to final passage

RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT CLEARS KEY PROCEDURAL HURDLE IN U.S. SENATE WITH EVERY DEMOCRAT AND 12 REPUBLICAN VOTES; BILL MOVING TO FINAL PASSAGE: “The Respect for Marriage Act is an essential piece of legislation that affirms that every marriage, and every family, is valid and beautiful,” said HRC Incoming President Kelley Robinson (@KelleyJRobinson, she/her). “Today’s strong bipartisan vote of 62-37 for cloture is an incredible victory that cannot be taken lightly—this vote was the bill’s biggest procedural roadblock, and now we steer our focus forward to the Senate’s final vote on this historic legislation. Our work is not done.” More from HRC, the Los Angeles Blade and People.

  • RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT: WHAT IT DOES, HOW IT INTERACTS WITH THE OBERGEFELL RULING, AND WHY THEY’RE BOTH ESSENTIAL TO PROTECTING MARRIAGE EQUALITY: More from HRC.
  • HRC: IT’S TIME TO PASS THE RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT: More from HRC.
  • SENATE ON VERGE OF HISTORY WITH SAME-SEX MARRIAGE VOTE: More from the Hill.

HRC FOUNDATION MARKS TEN YEARS OF TRACKING VIOLENCE AGAINST TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE, RECORDING 32 FATALITIES IN 2022: “Ten years and over three hundred deaths that we know of is a grim milestone,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1, she/her). “I call on transgender people everywhere and our allies to respond to this dark moment by advocating anywhere and everywhere, to whomever will listen, in support of our lived & legal equality — and, most importantly, our lives.” More from HRC, CBS News, PBS and the Daily Beast.

HRC DENOUNCES TRUMP’S 2024 BID FOR PRESIDENT, VOWS TO WORK TO ‘ENSURE TRUMP FOREVER REMAINS A ONE-TERM PRESIDENT’: “We in the LGBTQ+ community have watched over the past seven years as Donald Trump’s hateful language and discriminatory policies have emboldened waves of bigotry, disinformation and violence,” said HRC Interim President Joni Madison (@HRC_President, she/her). “The Human Rights Campaign will work to mobilize the 62 million ‘Equality Voters’ — for whom LGBTQ+ equality is a make-or-break issue — to stand together in opposition to his candidacy, and to ensure Trump forever remains a one-term president.” More from HRC.

ICYMI 2022 MIDTERMS: LGBTQ+ HISTORIC WINS AND TRIUMPHANT FIRSTS TO CELEBRATE: More from them.

  • WITH HIS VICTORY IN CONNECTICUT, ERICK RUSSELL IS THE FIRST BLACK GAY STATEWIDE OFFICIAL: More from LGBTQNation.
  • TRANS AND NONBINARY CANDIDATES WIN IN MINNESOTA AND MONTANA: More from the Advocate.

VOTERS REPUDIATE ATTACKS ON TRANS YOUTH IN MIDTERMS: More from the Washington Blade.

WHY GENDER AFFIRMING CARE BANS ARE CRUEL AND DANGEROUS: More from USA Today.

UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORTING THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY: More from CNN.

📍 IN THE STATES

INCOMING HRC PRESIDENT KELLEY ROBINSON VISITS DETROIT WITH IMPORTANT MESSAGE: More from Pride Source.

HRC CONGRATULATES KATIE HOBBS ON ELECTION AS GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA: More from HRC.

OHIO BILL LIMITING HEALTHCARE FOR LGBTQ+ YOUTH WOULD CREATE A TYPE OF REGISTRY OF TRANS KIDS, ACTIVIST SAYS: More from News 5 Cleveland.

  • ‘JEOPARDY!’ ALUM AMY SCHNEIDER CALLS OHIO TRANS YOUTH BILL ‘TERRIFYING’: More from Newsweek.

TWO STATES HAVE STILL NEVER HAD AN OUT LGBTQ+ PERSON IN THEIR LEGISLATURES: More from the 19th*.

COMMENTARY: I FLED TRANSPHOBIC TEXAS POLITICS TO SAVE MY SON’S LIFE: More from NBC News.

📺 GET CULTURED

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WHAT TO WATCH DURING TRANS AWARENESS WEEK: More from USA Today.

‘ARE YOU OKAY?’ PORTRAIT PROJECT CENTERS TRANS AND NONBINARY YOUTH AND THEIR STORIES OF SADNESS, FEAR AND HOPE: More from Insider.

🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY

PROGRESS IN CUBA FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES AS PROGRESSIVE FAMILY CODE TAKES HOLD: More from Reuters.

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