Healthcare

Healthcare is a human right. For LGBTQ+ people, access to healthcare is often challenging at best. We are seeing laws limiting access to reproductive rights like abortion and birth control while allowing the use of conversion therapy, a practice that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity through barbaric “medical” methods.

National Updates

We monitor and track important federal legislation, court cases, rule changes, and ballot measures when LGBTQ+ lives will be affected. Learn more about the moments we’re monitoring.

Equality Federation Reacts to Supreme Court Decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court has made one thing clear: no one should be turned away from a taxpayer-funded program because of who they are,” said Fran Hutchins, Equality Federation Executive Director. “While the Court ruled in favor of Catholic Social Services, they did so on the narrowest possible ground. Governments are still able to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ foster and adoptive parents and must continue to do so for the over 400,000 children currently in foster care.”

Despite Senate divisions, now is a golden opportunity to pass the Equality Act

The Equality Act would update existing federal civil rights law to include sexual orientation and gender identity as unlawful grounds for discrimination along with race, color, religion, sex and national origin. It would send a powerful message of inclusion that everyone should have the freedom and opportunity to work hard, earn a living, provide for their families and contribute to communities. We must do everything possible to pass these protections as soon as we can. The path is not easy. It will require hard work and engaging in good faith dialogue with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle as well as concessions on both sides to reach bipartisan consensus.

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