Elizabeth Warren Wants To “Lift Up LGBTQ Voices”

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Elizabeth Warren is talking about LGBTQ Equality and LGBTQ Rights.

Warren dropped her full list of plans ahead of tonight’s CNN/HRC Town Hall on LGBTQ Equality. Though, she’s not the only one. Pete Buttigieg did the same thing.

For Warren, she made a “First 100 Days of Presidency” plan to bring back and expand Obama-era protections for the LGBTQ community. It seems her biggest challenge in doing so in preventing “the weaponization of religion to discriminate against or harm LGBTQ+ people.”

“Religious liberty should not be used to shield bigotry. As president, I would fight to pass the Do No Harm Act to return the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to its original goal of protecting religious minorities and further clarify that this law can’t be used to harm LGBTQ+ people,” she wrote.

Warren also announced her plan to fight for the passing of the Equality Act, which has already been passed in the House but not yet the Senate.

“Today, federal law still does not expressly prohibit firing a transgender person because of their gender identity, evicting a bisexual person because their same-sex partner moves in, or deliberately misgendering a non-binary student in the classroom. There should be absolutely no question that LGBTQ+ Americans have equal rights under law,” wrote Warren.

In addition, Warren promised other plans such as supporting LGBTQ youth and families by providing affordable housing, banning discrimination in adoption agencies and child welfare systems, banning conversion therapy nationwide, and caring for LGBTQ elders.

Wrote Warren:

“Fifty years after transgender women of color Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera helped lead the Stonewall Riots, the LGBTQ+ rights movement they launched has made incredible strides towards equality and justice for all… But 50 years after Stonewall, true equality is still far off for LGBTQ+ people.”

“The stakes are high, and people are scared,” she added. “No matter what happens at the Supreme Court, we need a president who will lift up the voices of every LGBTQ+ person, stand up to discrimination, and fight back. And as president, I will fight shoulder to shoulder with them – because no one should ever be unsafe, unheard, or disempowered because of who they are or who they love.”

If you want to read Warren’s full list of plans, you can do so by clicking this link. And don’t forget to watch the CNN/HRC Town Hall on LGBTQ Equality tonight at 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET on CNN.

Sources: Towleroad, The Hill

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