Political Advocacy

What can you do in your state or country? You can participate in the political process in support of the legal rights (that do not oppose the LDS church’s positions) of your LGBTQI/SSA neighbors. For example, the MBB community joined in efforts to help pass an LGBTQI/SSA non-discrimination law in Utah that the LDS church officially supported in 2015.

Depending on where you live in the world, you may be able to advocate for equal rights under the law for LGBTQI/SSA people. The Mormons Building Bridges community works with organizations around the United States to lobby for equality for LGBTQ/SSA people. When legislatures around the country are in session, there are always opportunities for you to lobby for increased protection and rights – as a person of faith – because of your faith. Please watch the MBB Facebook page for more information. You can also post information and lobbying opportunities in your state or country, on the group wall.

For example, housing rights are protected in some U. S. states and not others. This maps shows the status of non-discrimination legislation in the United States as of 2014.

employment-non-discrimination-laws

Employment non-discrimination law covers sexual orientation and gender identity (18 states + D.C.) Employment non-discrimination law covers only sexual orientation, but federal law prohibits discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming people (see note) (3 states) No employment non-discrimination law covering sexual orientation or gender identity, but federal law prohibits discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming people (29 states) – See more at: http://www.lgbtmap.org/equality-maps/non_discrimination_laws#sthash.YpB51dTX.dpuf

 

 

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