Lgbtq Equality Caucus Condemns Anti Lgbtq Legislation
Mar 16, 2017 press release. the congressional lgbt equality caucus announced opposition to the proposed replacement to the affordable care act. the replacement bill, called the “american health care act” (ahca), would cut off health care access to tens of millions of americans, including millions of lgbt people. – today, the congressional lgbtq equality caucus is announcing its support for hr1, the for the people act, led by caucus member john sarbanes (md 3). the caucus recognizes that many lgbtq people already face barriers to voting and this problem is even more relevant in the transgender community who face challenges in securing identification. – the congressional lgbtq equality caucus celebrates today’s historic house passage of the equality act (hr 5), legislation that expands the civil rights act of 1964, and other existing statutes, to extend non discrimination protections to the lgbtq community. But for far too long, discriminatory policies across the country have prevented lgbtq people from receiving the care they need and deserve,” said equality caucus co chair angie craig (mn 02). “i am thrilled that the biden administration has chosen to right this wrong by prioritizing the health and wellbeing of all americans and combatting. Our mission the lgbtq equality caucus serves as a resource for members of congress, their staff, and the public on lgbtq issues at the federal level. the caucus works toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate motivated violence, and the improved health and well being for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.
Mission Lgbtq Equality Caucus
The u.s. center for disease control provides information and resources on some of the health issues and inequities affecting lgbt communities. links to other information sources and resources are also provided, meant for the general public, health care providers, public health professionals, and public health students. Mission. the mission of the caucus is to work for lgbt rights, the repeal of laws discriminatory against lgbt persons, the elimination of hate motivated violence, and improved health and well being for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Achieving health equity: how academic medicine is addressing the social determinants of health. 2016. american academy of physician assistants lgbt caucus.
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