LGBTQ Rights

California has always been at the forefront of the fight for equality. Embodying this spirit, Congresswoman Speier is a passionate ally to the LGBTQI community. As a proud member of the LGBT Equality Caucus and the Transgender Equality Task Force, she champions legislation that pushes our country closer toward true equality for every American. While marriage equality represents a hard-won victory, LGBTQI Americans are still at risk of discrimination in housing, employment, federal funding, education, financial services, and more. In recognition of the work that must still be done, Congresswoman Speier is a cosponsor of H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which passed the House of Representatives and awaits consideration in the Senate. This important bill would directly protect Americans from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Congresswoman Speier also supports legislation that would ban commercial conversion therapy and prevent Medicaid funding from covering this despicable practice.

President Trump’s Transgender Ban

California has always been at the forefront of the fight for equality. Embodying this spirit, Congresswoman Speier is a passionate ally to the LGBTQI community. As a proud member of the LGBT Equality Caucus and the Transgender Equality Task Force, she champions legislation that pushes our country closer toward true equality for every American. While marriage equality represents a hard-won victory, LGBTQI Americans are still at risk of discrimination in housing, employment, federal funding, education, financial services, and more. In recognition of the work that must still be done, Congresswoman Speier is a cosponsor of H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which passed the House of Representatives and awaits consideration in the Senate. This important bill would directly protect Americans from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Congresswoman Speier also supports legislation that would ban commercial conversion therapy and prevent Medicaid funding from covering this despicable practice.

President Trump’s Continued Attacks on the LGBTQ Community

President Trump and his Administration have worked relentlessly to roll back the rights of LGBTQI Americans, including through proposed rules to allow federal contractors to discriminate against LGBTQI employees, allow medical providers to deny health services to transgender individuals, and permit shelters to discriminate against transgender people – all due to their personal beliefs. These efforts aren’t just discriminatory, they’re unconstitutional. Congresswoman Speier strongly believes that there is never an excuse to discriminate and she will continue to speak out against President Trump’s anti-LGBTQI policies.

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