The courts won’t protect us
It’s time to pass federal non-discrimination protections and formally repeal DOMA
America is in a moment of heightened urgency to pass federal legislation to protect the civil liberties of our LGBTQ+ communities. We believe we have just two months left to pass comprehensive non-discrimination protections in Congress, and with the bipartisan Equality and Fairness for All Americans framework, we believe we can muster the votes to accomplish that. Leaks from the Supreme Court make it clear that without formal legislation, we won’t be able to rely on previous victories that have enshrined privacy and marriage equality as constitutional rights.
What You Can Do About It
On May 28, volunteer with Equality Arizona to support bipartisan federal legislation to codify marriage equality, ban conversion therapy, and extend non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ+ Americans.
The Equality and Fairness for All Americans Pledge
The Equality and Fairness for All Americans (EQFFAA) pledge is a nationwide effort by LGBTQ leaders, faith leaders, individuals, businesses, trade associations and civic leaders to advance equality and federal non-discrimination protections for all Americans in employment, education, housing, credit, jury service and public accommodations. The EQFFAA coalition believes there is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to pass landmark legislation in advance of the midterm elections to bring federal civil rights non-discrimination protections to millions of Americans, including LGBTQ Americans, who live in fear of discrimination and have no legal recourse.