LGBTQ Rights

So much progress has been made in recent years toward equality for all, both under law and in our society at large, but there is also still so much to do. It is still true that you can be legally married on a Saturday, and then be fired on a Monday for marrying the person you love.

As a civil right attorney, I believe we must stand united against all forms of prejudice, and as a  member of Congress I will work to continue to erase all barriers to equality in our society. In that fight, I am proud to have the support and endorsement of the Stonewall Democrats of Dallas.

  • Pass the Equality Act: This landmark legislation would amend civil rights laws to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity with regards to employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service--so that everyone can participate equally in all aspects of American life.

  • Protect transgender members of our military and recruits: Congress must protect our brave servicemembers, and those seeking to join our military, regardless of their gender identity. Serving in the military and defending your country is a basic right of citizenship, and we should be thanking and supporting all those who are willing to serve.

  • Ban conversion therapy: Programs that purport to be able to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity are not only discredited scams, they perpetuate bigotry.  These programs cause real and lasting harm, especially to young people, and must be eliminated entirely.

  • Bolster the fight against HIV/AIDS: We have made tremendous strides in combating HIV/AIDS in recent decades, but there is still work to be done. In Congress, I will fight to fully fund, and expand, programs to educate, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS. That includes programs that provide vital medical care for those with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured. I will also fight to ensure access to PrEP (also known as Truvada, which has been shown to reduce HIV infection by more than 90%) for every person who needs it.

  • Fight for equality worldwide: Same-sex relationships are still illegal in 72 countries, and punishable by death in 8 countries. In Congress, I will speak out against any and all efforts by foreign countries to enact laws and policies targeting their LGBTQ citizens, and will ensure that American taxpayer funds are never used to perpetuate discrimination abroad.

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