Pramila Jayapal on Civil Rights
Despite recent victories, 31 states still lack clear non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. In Congress, Pramila will join the Congressional Equality Caucus to pass the Equality Act and the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, which establish protections against discrimination for LGBTQ people in employment, housing, credit, education and adoption among others. In addition, she'll fight for fair and accepting schools for LGBTQ young people, to put an end to conversion therapy, and to provide needed funding for programs that assist homeless LGBTQ youth.
The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."
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