Who we are
The Equality and Fairness for all Americans Coalition is made up of LGBTQ organizations, faith organizations, businesses, trade associations, civic leaders and every day Americans who all believe in working collaboratively to gain bipartisan support for non-discrimination legislation that unites both the LGBTQ and faith community around the core American values of freedom, fairness, and opportunity for all.
As members of this coalition, we firmly believe there is a path forward together in an effort to pass landmark legislation within the next year to bring federal non-discrimination protections to millions of Americans in employment, education, housing, credit, jury service, and public accommodations. This will bring immediate relief to millions of Americans who live in fear of discrimination and have no legal recourse.
Equality and fairness are not red or blue issues – they are American values. All hard-working people, including those who are LGBTQ, want to do their jobs and provide for their families. LGBTQ people want the same thing as everyone else -- the freedom to work hard, access basic services, and to care for themselves and their loved ones without fear of discrimination.
It’s time to advance federal protections that guarantee these rights to all.
What we support
The Equality and Fairness for All Coalition supports:
- Providing protections for all Americans in employment, education, housing, credit, jury service and public accommodations, including members of the LGBTQ and faith communities.
- Banning conversion therapy, protecting millions of LGBTQ Americans, from harm. This universally damaging practice has been condemned by every major medical association and many religious leaders.
- Reducing the minimum number of employees needed for federal civil rights protections from fifteen (15) to zero (0), which would drastically expand the number of Americans protected against employment discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, color, creed, national origin, and religion.
- Ensuring religious institutions continue to receive federal dollars for social services and education that are critical to our communities.