Tuesday, 20 December 2011 00:19

Elizabeth Warren If Elected Will Push LGBT Rights In US Senate

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The U.S. Senate candidate in Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, would like her state is used as an example for the rest of the country concerning the LGBTQ laws.

In a blog, she wrote she wants the Defense of Marriage Act be repealed. She wanst to "end the two-tiered system" that this law creates.

She added: "Our federal government should not be in the business of selecting which married couples it supports and which it treats with contempt. States define marriage among couples, and, once married, all those couples and their families should have the same protections, the same benefits, and the same tax treatments. Fairness and equality are foundational values in our country, and nowhere is that more important than in our families."

She also wants there be no more discrimination in employment and in schools:

"In the workplace, people should be hired for what they can do and evaluated on their performance – period. I strongly support the fully inclusive Employee Non-Discrimination Act."

"We need to help teachers and administrators create and foster an environment that welcomes students and their families, whether kids are being raised in a single parent household, by their grandparents, or by their lesbian moms or gay dads. All children – straight, questioning, perceived, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender – can thrive in school only when they are truly safe and secure," she concluded.

 

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