Join Me And Fight For LGBT Equality

In 2012, I became the nation’s first openly gay Senator. But I didn’t run to make history. I ran to make a difference.

And what a difference we’ve made since then! Marriage equality is the law of the land. Americans can love who they want more freely, proudly, and equally than ever before.

But despite the great strides we’ve made over the past two decades, our work is far from over.

As it stands right now, even though you can marry the person you love one day, the next day you can be fired from your job because of your sexual orientation.

As it stands right now, combatting discrimination against the LGBTQ community is not a priority in Congress.

Just one day after celebrating Milwaukee’s Pridefest, I woke up to the news of a horrific mass shooting at pknh gay nightclub in Orlando. As the focus rightly turned to national security, it also needed to be on the fact that that tragedy was very much a hate crime.

As a Senator concerned with equality and justice, but also as a member of the LGBTQ community, I was proud to be one of the voices reminding the American public of that fact. And as more members of the LGBTQ community are elected and become public servants, those voices will become louder.

But for now, we must do everything we can to promote tolerance and fight discrimination. We have work to do until we achieve full acceptance and equality.

In 31 states, there are still little to no protections for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

There is a comprehensive measure in Congress right now called The Equality Act that would protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment employment, education, housing, prosecuting hate crimes, and in all aspects of American life. We need to pass it.

Join me and help us take the next step forward. It’s time to make sure all Americans can live their lives free from discrimination and hate.

– Senator Tammy Baldwin