Decision Maker Response

Elizabeth Warren’s response

Jun 19, 2019 — It’s 2019 and our LGBTQ+ friends continue to face discrimination at work, school, and in their communities. Trans people in America are getting murdered – most of them women of color. In the name of protecting religious liberty, civil rights are being trampled on. It’s hard to find an affordable place to live that doesn’t discriminate based on your gender identity or expression, race, or who you love.

Enough is enough. I’m proud to represent Massachusetts in the Senate, a state that has led the nation in protecting and promoting equality. But there’s so much more work to be done. We can start by passing the Equality Act – a bill that would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in their places of work, homes, schools, and other public accommodations.

I’m glad to see the United States House of Representatives has taken the first steps in the fight for equality by passing this crucial legislation to ban discrimination, protect transgender rights, and resist the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back our progress. Now it’s on my colleagues in the Senate to be on the right side of history, prove they represent all of their constituents, and provide equal rights and protection to every American.

LGBTQ rights are civil rights. LGBTQ activists have never given up, they've organized, and brought about transformational change. But the work is far from over. Thank you Taylor Swift for being in this fight to pass the Equality Act. Thanks to all of you who have signed this petition and are fighting for change in your communities – we know that we have the power of your voices on our side. We will keep fighting until everyone can live proudly, without fear.

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