Monday's D3 Daily Action: Fight Discrimination and Tell Congress to Support the Equality Act
Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) just filed a brief in a federal appeals court arguing that current law does not protect employees from being fired on the basis of their sexual orientation. In other words, the Trump administration believes it’s okay to discriminate against you if you’re an LGBTQ individual.
Unfortunately, no federal law explicitly requires fair and equal treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individuals in employment — or other critical arenas like housing and education. As a result, LGBTQ people across the country are still being fired from their jobs or evicted from their apartments simply because of their identity. The Equality Act would explicitly codify basic rights for LGBTQ individuals for the first time in our country’s history and strengthen legal protections for all women.
Discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity has no place in America. It’s time to close the gaps in the law. Tell your Members of Congress to support the Equality Act.
CALL SENATOR CORY GARDNER
Colorado Springs: 719-632-6706
Fort Collins: 970-484-3502
Grand Junction: 970-245-9553
Washington, DC: 202-224-5941
CALL SENATOR MICHAEL BENNET
Denver Metro Office: 303-455-7600 or Toll Free: 866-455-9866
Arkansas Valley Office: 719-542-7550
San Luis Valley Office: 719-587-0096
Pikes Peak Office: 719-328-1100
Northern Colorado - Eastern Plains Office: 970-224-2200
Northwest/I-70W Office: 970-241-6631
Four Corners Office: 970-259-1710
Washington, D.C. Office: 202-224-5852