End Discrimination Against the LGBTQ Community

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Scrap federal policies that endorse discrimination against LGBTQ citizens.

“The Court has created a problem that only it can fix…Obergefell will continue to have ‘ruinous consequences for religious liberty.” Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito recently wrote these ominous words in relation to the precedent-setting Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. As LGBTQ citizens celebrate events like National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ History Month, the ongoing threats to their civil rights continue to weigh heavily. Several senators called upon President Trump to cement these rights after a recent Supreme Court decision affirmed that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act shielded the LGBTQ community from workplace discrimination. Now is the time for the president to answer this call.

The Trump Administration had argued against this decision by fighting to have sexual orientation and gender identity excluded from Civil Rights Act protections, even expressly stating at one point that the provision does not “forbid employment discrimination because of sexual orientation.” Since the ruling, the administration has done little to enforce the new protections. In fact, dozens of federal agency regulations remain on the books that unfairly target this population, especially the transgender community. Many of these dictates relate to the fundamental needs of all Americans, such as healthcare, housing, and education.

Sign the petition below to urge a decisive end to archaic tools of discrimination and oppression.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Trump,

A recent survey suggests that Americans of all political affiliations have found bipartisan agreement on at least one issue: nondiscrimination protections for the LGBTQ community. Each major party and independents alike showed majority support for these protections, which is a remarkable shift that signals true progress and unity. You have the opportunity to push these protections further, build more goodwill within this voting bloc, and bring the country together in a common cause.

Direct your administration to stop its harmful assaults on these fundamental protections. The Title XII decision by the Supreme Court that included LGBTQ citizens in workplace nondiscrimination should be respected and should be expanded to all federal agencies and laws. In their letter to you following this decision, U. S. senators wrote: “all people should have confidence that their federal government is working to protect – not undermine – their rights. We therefore ask that you take immediate steps to ensure that LGBTQ people enjoy the full protections of the nation’s federal civil rights laws.”

We echo this call. Repeal the dozens of damaging and discriminatory federal anti-LGBTQ regulations enacted under your watch and work for a truly equal America.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Joshua Factor




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4 Comments

  1. Stop shoving sex lives in our faces

  2. Jose Espino says:

    Leviticus 18:22
    “Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.”
    (NLT)

    Leviticus 20:13
    “If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have
    committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense.”
    (NLT)

    Now, try to start a petition against God’s Commandments.

  3. Over the decades, gays have gained more and more rights until today when their rights take priority over non-gays’. Now bakers have to make them wedding cakes, or it’s a hate crime. Schoolchildren are being indoctrinated about the gay lifestyle and transgenderism regardless of parental objections. I used to be a liberal, but gay rights have become tyrannical, and I for one am sick of it. I don’t want to see gay couples in every sitcom, in every other tv ad, in every movie. Nobody is discriminating against gays anymore. They need to stop pushing their victimhood narrative. We’re not listening anymore. Keep it up and we’ll push back.

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