HRC releases 2020 presidential questionnaire, candidate responses; SCOTUS must reject taxpayer-funded discrimination
HRC RELEASES 2020 PRESIDENTIAL QUESTIONNAIRE, CANDIDATE RESPONSES: HRC asked 16 questions on topics ranging from the Equality Act to health care, and conversion therapy to immigration reform. For the first time, HRC’s questionnaire asks the candidates for their plans to address the epidemic of violence facing transgender and gender non-conforming people, especially Black trans women. “The more than 11 million LGBTQ voters and 57 million Equality Voters -- LGBTQ voters and our allies -- are crucial members of the intersectional coalition that will oust President Trump in November,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “Our community is looking for a leader that understands the challenges we face each and every day and has substantive, realistic plans to overcome them. The Trump-Pence administration must be stopped and HRC will work nationwide through November to ensure that they are.” See the full results of the questionnaire from HRC.
Where do the Democratic presidential candidates stand on— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) February 24, 2020
�� Marriage equality
�� Health Care
��️�� The Equality Act
����⚪️ Transgender rights
Check out @HRC’s Presidential Questionnaire to find out. https://t.co/tTTbZVcIGX
SUPREME COURT MUST REJECT TAXPAYER-FUNDED DISCRIMINATION: Yesterday, HRC responded to the Supreme Court’s decision to hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which could have an enormous impact on the lives of more than 440,000 children in foster care around the country by enabling a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people and other marginalized communities using taxpayer funds. “It is unconscionable to turn away prospective foster and adoptive families because they are LGBTQ, religious minorities, or for any other reason unrelated to their capacity to love and care for children,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “The Supreme Court must make it clear that freedom of religion does not include using taxpayer funds to further marginalize vulnerable communities.” More from HRC.
HORRIBLE -- HRC MOURNS TRANSGENDER WOMAN WHO WAS KILLED IN PUERTO RICO: Said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Intiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1): “This is a horrifying crime that must be investigated with the utmost thoroughness and care. This victim, who has now been identified as Neulisa Luciano Ruiz, was a human being, a member of a community, a friend and family member. She had dreams, hopes, hobbies and did not deserve to have her life taken from her. HRC has heard that Ruiz was experiencing homelessness, further highlighting the ways a toxic mix of transphobia and misogyny conspire to put the transgender community at risk of extreme violence.” Read more from the Washington Blade.
TUESDAY TWEET -- YESTERDAY, HRC JOINED LOCAL ADVOCATES IN MARYLAND TO SUPPORT MAKING SCHOOLS MORE INCLUSIVE FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS: Learn more about HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools here.
.@HRC was at the Prince George's County School Board Meeting in support of an amendment to the budget to support HRC Foundation's Welcoming Schools' efforts to increase support for LGBTQ students.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) February 24, 2020
Thanks to those who joined us and showed their support. pic.twitter.com/hS1Ogl2w7g
HRC ENDORSES PRO-EQUALITY OHIO U.S. REPS JOYCE BEATTY (@RepBeatty), MARCY KAPTUR (@RepMarcyKaptur), MARCIA FUDGE (@RepMarciaFudge) AND TIM RYAN (@RepTimRyan): “Leaders like Representatives Beatty, Kaptur, Fudge and Ryan have not only been steadfast allies of the LGBTQ community, they have used their positions of power to help improve the lives of LGBTQ people in Ohio and across the nation,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “Now, it’s time to make sure these leaders have the support they need to continue to work on behalf of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community.” More from HRC.
IN THE STATES
MAINE CONSIDERING NON-BINARY GENDER OPTION FOR BIRTH CERTIFICATES: More from Central Maine.
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