STATEMENT: CAP’s Winnie Stachelberg on the Introduction of a Resolution Calling for Comprehensive LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections
Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Executive Vice President for External Affairs Winnie Stachelberg issued the following statement on the announcement of a resolution intended to be introduced in the House of Representatives calling for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, Americans.
We applaud Representatives André Carson (D-IN), Steve Israel (D-NY), Jared Polis (D-CO), David Cicilline (D-RI), and their colleagues for announcing their intention to introduce this important resolution calling for nationwide comprehensive LGBT nondiscrimination protections. Equality should not depend on someone’s ZIP code, and the recent events in Indiana highlight the immediate need for federal action to ensure basic fairness for all Americans regardless of who they are or whom they love. The time has come for Congress to provide LGBT people with the same explicit protections from discrimination currently afforded to other Americans in all areas of life, and we look forward to working with Congress to make the goals of this resolution a reality in federal law.
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