It’s 2019, and our LGBTQ+ family members, friends, and neighbors still lack basic non-discrimination protections under federal law.That’s why all nine Representatives from Massachusetts have cosponsored House Resolution 5, The Equality Act.
The Equality Act will prohibit, “discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system.”
Seems like a no-brainer right?
Well, not to the Massachusetts Republican Party, which made its position clear last week by sharing a right-wing propaganda video that uses fear and intimidation to generate hatred toward LGBTQ+ individuals. The MassGOP's position is clear: they support discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community and they oppose HR 5.
But where does Governor Charlie Baker stand? Since anti-LGBTQ bigot Jim Lyons took over as head of the MassGOP, Baker has directed no criticism toward his Party, despite its disgraceful actions.
There is no place for silence on this issue.
We all know Charlie doesn’t like to take controversial stands. Sign this petition today to demand Charlie Baker take a stand on this issue and let the people of Massachusetts know whether he stands with the MassGOP or with the LGBTQ+ community.
Make no mistake, while the passage of this legislation is a step in the right direction, it is also a forceful reminder of the bigotry and hatred directed towards the LGBTQ+ community every day -- including right here in our own backyard.