Despite major advances in civil rights over the last several decades, we still have a long way to go in addressing both gender and LGTBQ+ equality. Unbelievably, it is still legal to fire someone for being gay in many states, or deny someone housing and military service for being transgender. Sarah believes that this is unacceptable and that we must do everything we can to end intolerance and bigotry in our nation. This is why we must pass the Equality Act to protect against discrimination on the basis or sexual orientation or gender identity. It is not the government’s role to decide who people should love and marry or how they should identify. The government’s only role should be to ensure equal access to medical care and education, prohibit discrimination, and safeguard civil liberties for all Americans—regardless of race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or how they choose to express themselves.
Ending Health Care Injustice