In light of the 450+ anti-LGBTQIA+ bills introduced in 2023, it’s imperative that the federal government take action to protect LGBTQIA+ people.
If elected to Congress, the first piece of legislation I will introduce is a sweeping federal bill to protect the rights of all LGBTQIA+ people in the United States that I call The Protect LGBTQIA+ People Act.
•The bill bans discrimination of LGBTQIA+ people in healthcare, government, schools, public spaces, and the workplace based on their LGBTQIA+ Self ID.
•The bill guarantees healthcare for LGBTQIA+ people and gender-affirming healthcare cannot be restricted in any state based on gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability status.
•The bill guarantees that anyone in the United States may express their self in any form of dress or appearance they choose, regardless of assigned gender at birth.
•The bill guarantees that LGBTQIA+ people cannot be denied employment or be fired based on their LGBTQIA+ identity.
•The bill guarantees that LGBTQIA+ people cannot be denied healthcare based on their LGBTQIA+ Self ID.
•The bill guarantees that schools must recognize LGBTQIA+ people as they identify based on Self ID.
•The bill guarantees that same-sex marriage is federally recognized in all 50 states, and that states may not deny any two consenting adults a marriage license based on LGBTQIA+ status.
•The bill federally recognizes the existence of trans and non-binary people, and allows for gender markers of “M”, “F”, or “X” on federal documents based on Self ID.
•The bill federally requires all 50 states to recognize the existence and protections of LGBTQIA+ people, and allow for gender markers of “M”, “F”, or “X” on state documents based on Self ID.
•The bill restricts bans on LGBTQIA+ themed entertainment, including drag, in public spaces.
•The bill bans restrictions on LGBTQIA+ recognition in public education.
•The bill bans restrictions of LGBTQIA+ people in athletics based on Self ID.
•The bill guarantees LGBTQIA+ people may use public bathrooms and locker rooms based on Self ID.
•The bill federally recognizes the right of families to make gender-affirming healthcare decisions that are consensual between parents/legal guardians and trans youth.
•The bill allows for emancipation of LGBTQIA+ youth from abusive and intolerant parents/legal guardians.
•The bill restricts nonconsensual “gender-confirming” surgeries on intersex infants and children.
•The bill bans conversion therapy.
•The bill decriminalizes sex work.
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