LGBTQ Civil Rights Policy Details

Federal Civil Rights & Discrimination Protections

Lifting Up and Representing the LGBTQ Community

Everyone deserves the right to love, marry and be whomever they choose -- regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Many states have yet to pass comprehensive civil rights protections for the LGBTQ community. 

We need stronger protections at the federal level: Including a new Equal Rights Act, the passage of comprehensive legislation to preclude housing or employment discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, and a health care policy that recognizes every person deserves a right to affordable health care.

To meet these goals  Eddie Mauro supports:

  1. Passage of the Equality Act
  2. Passage of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act
  3. Investigating every murder of transgender individuals as a federal hate crime
  4. Support programs at the Department of Education to combat bullying in schools, end discrimination in schools and incentivize bringing diverse applicants into the public school system as teachers, administrators, and coaches
  5. Require Medicare, Medicaid and other federally supported health programs to support LGBTQ individuals, provide coverage for reproductive health services and education, and prohibit discrimination in hospitals and health care environments receiving federal funding
  6. Pass the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act
  7. End the ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. Armed Forces

Protecting The Right to Vote for Everyone: As we celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment we must remember despite playing crucial roles in securing women the right to vote, women of color were disenfranchised for decades - even now barriers remain for some to make their voices heard at the ballot box. I will push for federal policy that guarantees access to the ballot box, ends policies that disenfranchise women and men of color, and expand enforcement of the Voting Rights Act and Civil Rights Act.

Passage of a 21st Century Equal Rights Amendment: In office, I will call for hearings on a new Equal Rights Amendment to extend civil rights protections to women and members of the LGBTQ+ community. This ERA will extend protections under the Constitution to those who face discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Confirming Federal Judges that Respect Civil & Reproductive Rights for All: In office, I will only vote to confirm federal judges that recognize that equal protection applies to all Americans, including members of the LGBTQ+ community. I will question judges on their fundamental respect and approach to reproductive rights, Roe v. Wade and respect for the privacy of a woman’s body.