As many of you know, the Equality Act was reintroduced in Congress last week. The Equality Act would provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across critical areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service. It is the next step in achieving equality and security for LGBTQ people in the United States.
Please join us in supporting the Equality Act by signing onto this faith leader letter.
As we have seen too many times in recent years, our faith is being used as a tool to restrict access to the key areas mentioned above. These are the reasons why YOUR VOICE is so essential.
As a faith leader, you stand on the right side of justice. You speak for those who sit at the margins because your faith calls you to it, not in spite of your faith. You use the power of the pulpit to help, not harm. This is why we invite to join with people of faith across the country who are raising their voices as one to help us pass the Equality Act.
In addition to signing onto the faith leader letter in support of the Equality Act, if you wish to be a more active participant in our fight for equality, please join our Equality is our Faith Action Corp! By joining our Faith Action Corp, you will help us amplify voices of faith in media, city councils, state legislatures, and Congress.
Please share this opportunity widely and let me know if you have any questions.
Lisbeth M Meléndez Rivera
Director of Faith Outreach & Training
Human Rights Campaign