• strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/qr0meaqmyb6j/public_html/modules/acquia/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/qr0meaqmyb6j/public_html/modules/acquia/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/qr0meaqmyb6j/public_html/modules/acquia/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/qr0meaqmyb6j/public_html/modules/acquia/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 159.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/qr0meaqmyb6j/public_html/modules/acquia/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/qr0meaqmyb6j/public_html/modules/acquia/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/qr0meaqmyb6j/public_html/modules/acquia/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.

Issues

Employment Non-Discrimination

 

Employment non-discrimination laws protect people from being unfairly discriminated against in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. 28 states, primarily located in the South, do not have employment non-discrimination laws that cover sexual orientation or gender identity. The limited data we have on the Black LGBTQ/SGL community shows we live primarily in states where it is legal to fire someone because they are or are percived to be LGBTQ or same-gender loving. In 3 states (North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas), state law prohibits local jurisdictions from passing local statues to protect our community. Ensuring that Black LGBTQ/SGL individuals have access to the skills, and acquire the credentials and relationships needed to thrive is critically important to strengthen the Black community as well as our national economy.

Active Legislation before the 115th Congress
  • HR 2282/S 1006 Equality Act

  • HR 3222 Do No Harm Act

 
Legislation or other Government Actions to Advance Priority
  • Reintroduce the Student Non-Discrimination Act (last introduced in the 114th Congress)

  • Prohibit “Religious Refusal” laws that allow business and other public entities/sectors to discriminate against non-traditional families, LGBTQ/SGL people, people of color, women, religious minorities and people with disabilities on religious grounds