Sunday, August 30, 2009

National Equality March October 10-11th 2009

On October 10-11, 2009, the LGBT community and allies will gather in Washington, D.C. from all across America to let our elected leaders know that now is the time for full equal rights for LGBT people.

The demand is simple, full equal protection under the law:

* Repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) so that every marriage in every state has the same federal rights.

* Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell so that LGBT persons may serve in the military openly and with the same rights as their straight counterparts.

* An end to workplace discrimination for everyone with an Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that protects everyone.

* The right to adopt children and raise families like any other parents.

* Hate Crimes legislation that includes LGBT people and protects us like any other targeted group.

* Immigration reform that recognizes same-sex couples and ends the needless separation of families.

* A comprehensive anti-bullying policy in our schools via the Safe Schools Improvement Act.

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