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LGBTQ+ Equality

 

Agatha is an ally and believes in full equality for the LGBTQ+ community. Despite what a vast majority of Americans believe and support1, federal laws still do not prohibit2 discrimination based on sexual-orientation and gender-identity

In 2017, 17.4% of hate crime victims were targeted3 because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. A majority4 of transgender victims of violence are transgender women of color. Transgender individuals face discrimination from health insurers, the prison system, and are even being prohibited from serving in the United States military.

Only 21 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia explicitly prohibit5 unfairly fired, not hiring, or discriminating against people on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. 44% of LGBTQ+ people live6 in states that do not have laws prohibiting housing discrimination based on sexual-orientation and gender-identity.

How does this impact CA-12?

San Francisco has been a leader in advancing7 LGBTQ+ rights in the United States and around the world. Over 50 years ago, San Francisco had8 the first openly gay candidate run for public office and a riot at Compton Cafeteria against police violence at one of the few public gathering spaces for transgender people.

Pelosi's Status Quo

Despite President Trump attacking9 the LGBTQ+ community’s rights since the first day he took office, his multiple impeachable offenses10 and a majority of House Democrats supporting impeachment, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi still does not support11 impeachment.

Agatha’s Agenda

 

Agatha supports the Equality Act to ensure every citizen regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity is treated equally under the law.

Agatha supports the Every Child Deserves a Family Act to ensure parents can adopt regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.

Agatha opposes a healthcare system that discriminates against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Agatha supports the Do No Harm Act to end discriminating against anyone including the LGBTQ+ community based on religious reasons.

References (in-progress)

  1. ”Wait, Women Don’t Have Equal Rights in the United States?”, Huffington Post, December 6, 2017

  2. ”Women's Rights”, ACLU

  3. ”100 Days, 100 Ways the Trump Administration Is Harming Women and Families”, Center for American Progress, April 24, 2017

  4. ” The 24 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct”, Business Insider, June 21, 2019

  5. ”100 Days, 100 Ways the Trump Administration Is Harming Women and Families”, Center for American Progress, April 24, 2017

  6. ”100 Days, 100 Ways the Trump Administration Is Harming Women and Families”, Center for American Progress, April 24, 2017

  7. “Cities for CEDAW”, City and County of San Francisco, Department on the Status of Women

  8. “Cities for CEDAW”, City and County of San Francisco, Department on the Status of Women

  9. “Cities for CEDAW”, City and County of San Francisco, Department on the Status of Women

  10. ”AOC claims Pelosi 'singling out' congresswomen of color”, CNN, July 11, 2019