by Maureen McCarty - Online Content and Marketing Manager, HRC
While Kerry highlighted the progress achieved in the recent years, as well as the growing support of LGBT equality nationwide, he also made clear the tremendous work that lies ahead as we continue to stand for LGBT rights domestically and globally.
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) voicing support for a new pilot study reviewing the policy that bans gay and bisexual men from donating blood.
The Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act would amend the Fair Housing Act to prohibit housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or source of income. It would also amend the Equal Opportunity Credit Act to prohibit LGBT discrimination in credit decisions.
“As a father, it’s a punch in the gut to imagine children living on the streets, but this year alone, one in 50 American kids will be homeless,” Kerry said. “There are common sense reforms we can implement to help make things better for LGBT youth.”