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Petitioning Senator Elizabeth Warren and 4 others

End LGBTQ discrimination by religious groups


4,440
Supporters

All employees need to be protected from workplace discrimination, but the Senate is at risk of passing a non-discrimination bill that actually allows religious organizations to discriminate against LGBTQ workers.

Just two weeks ago, a teacher at a Catholic school in Arkansas traveled with her partner to New Mexico to get married -- and 40 minutes after the wedding, she received a call from her principal firing her for violating the school's "moral clause."

This problem is far too common across the country -- and we need to make sure that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act doesn't leave out people like this Arkansas school teacher who have done nothing but live out their own private lives.

We're asking four progressive champions in the Senate -- Senators Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Sherrod Brown -- to stand with us in opposing the broad religious exemptions that actually write discrimination into a non-discrimination bill. Unless progressive champions stand up and fight for all LGBTQ workers, workplace equality will always have as asterisk behind it.

Letter to
Senator Elizabeth Warren
Senator Sherrod Brown
Senator Elizabeth Warren
and 2 others
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator Al Franken
The LGBTQ community desperately needs federal workplace protections -- but the version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act pending in the Senate right now falls short of delivering on those protections. The very broad religious exemptions in the bill create wide loopholes for schools, hospitals, universities -- any institution or entity that wants to claim in a court of law that they have a religious affiliation or connection.

While I strongly support ending workplace discrimination, this bill actually gives permission to discriminate, and cements into law that religious bigotry is permissible.

I urge you to speak out from the Senate floor in opposition to these broad religious exemptions, and to stand up for *all* LGBTQ Americans!