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Todd Fernandez
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Presenting: The Pledge for Full LGBT Equality by 2014 -- The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Posted: 01/01/2013 1:02 pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-fernandez/pledge-full-lgbt-equality_b_2365204.html

With equality inevitable yet too long denied, over 65 LGBT groups from 17 states and D.C. have joined in taking The Pledge for Full LGBT Equality calling for their full and equal protection under federal nondiscrimination laws nationwide by 2014 -- the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

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    THE PLEDGE FOR FULL LGBT EQUALITY


    IN ORDER TO FULFILL the promises of life and liberty, and to ensure equal protection of the law as guaranteed by the United States Constitution;

    TO PROTECT the inalienable human right to be safe from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity as required by international law and treaty; and

    TO END the systemic stigmatization, cease the societal rejection and heal the suffering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans as mandated by conscience;

    WE, the undersigned, pledge our support for the passage of omnibus LGBT equality legislation that grants full non-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity equal to those accorded other statuses under existing civil rights laws and Supreme Court jurisprudence, specifically including:
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde



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