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  • LGBTQ YOUTH
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  • LGBTQ CIVIL RIGHTS
Winning Issue » LGBTQ CIVIL RIGHTS


Civil rights are legal, economic and social rights equally extended to all inhabitants of a nation. Our Supreme Court decides many civil rights issues, such as when it ordered bussing to desegregate public schools. The 1964 Civil Rights Act and other legislation prohibited discrimination based on color, gender, race, religion or national origin. However, the protections of this Act were not extended to sexual orientation. Advocates say America must ensure the same civil rights protection for gays and lesbians that minority races, religions groups and other classes enjoy from the Civil Rights Act. If so included and for the first time, LGBTQ people could live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy and freedom of expression and association – like everyone else.

Pending Legislation: S.393 - Equality Act (passed House)
Sponsor: Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR)
Status: Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Chair: Sen. Dick Durbin (IL)



Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current LGBTQ civil rights policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Leader Charles Schumer (NY).
  • I support: 1.) Prohibiting discrimination or segregation based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in a wide variety of areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. 2.) Expanding the definition of public accommodations to include places or establishments that provide (a.) exhibitions, recreation, exercise, amusement, gatherings or displays; (b.) goods, services, or programs; (c.) transportation services. 3.) Allowing the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity. 4.) Declaring that protections against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin shall include protections against discrimination based on (a.) an association with another person who is a member of such a protected class; or (b.) a perception or belief, even if inaccurate, that an individual is a member of such a protected class. 5.) Prohibits the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 from providing a claim, defense, or basis for challenging such protections. 6.) Prohibiting an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room that is in accordance with the individual's gender identity. And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Dick Durbin (IL) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option

  • I support:
    1.) Prohibiting discrimination or segregation based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in a wide variety of areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system.

    2.) Expanding the definition of public accommodations to include places or establishments that provide (a.) exhibitions, recreation, exercise, amusement, gatherings or displays; (b.) goods, services, or programs; (c.) transportation services.

    3.) Allowing the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity.

    4.) Declaring that protections against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin shall include protections against discrimination based on (a.) an association with another person who is a member of such a protected class; or (b.) a perception or belief, even if inaccurate, that an individual is a member of such a protected class.

    5.) Prohibits the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 from providing a claim, defense, or basis for challenging such protections.

    6.) Prohibiting an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room that is in accordance with the individual's gender identity.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Dick Durbin (IL) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
July 4, 2022
Pledge Period - Closing Date
July 10, 2022
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July 11, 2022


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