Does the Democratic platform Guarantee LGBT Rights?

Posted by Terry Wiles in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

From the Democratic platform: Guaranteeing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights

Democrats applaud last year’s decision by the Supreme Court that recognized that LGBT people—like other Americans—have the right to marry the person they love. But there is still much work to be done. LGBT kids continue to be bullied at school, restaurants can refuse to serve transgender people, and same-sex couples are at risk of being evicted from their homes. That is unacceptable and must change.

Democrats will fight for the continued development of sex discrimination law to cover LGBT people. We will also fight for comprehensive federal nondiscrimination protections for all LGBT Americans, to guarantee equal rights in areas such as housing, employment, public accommodations, credit, jury service, education, and federal funding. We will oppose all state efforts to discriminate against LGBT individuals, including legislation that restricts the right to access public spaces.

We support a progressive vision of religious freedom that respects pluralism and rejects the misuse of religion to discriminate.

We will combat LGBT youth homelessness and improve school climates. We will support LGBT elders, ensure access to necessary health care, and protect LGBT people from violence—including ending the crisis of violence against transgender Americans. We will also promote LGBT human rights and ensure America’s foreign policy is inclusive of LGBT people around the world.

Appointing Judges: We will appoint judges who defend the constitutional principles of liberty and equality for all, and will protect a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion, curb billionaires’ influence over elections because they understand that Citizens United has fundamentally damaged our democracy, and believe the Constitution protects not only the powerful, but also the disadvantaged and powerless.

13 Comments

  • Reply October 29, 2016

    Joseph D. Absher

    This caught my eye, “the misuse of religion” does the state now dictate the proper use of religion? Seems very arrogant to me. Of course they mean Christians with moral ethics from the Holy Bible. Is moral and ethics redundant?

  • Reply November 4, 2016

    Carl Murphy

    What do you propose Troy? Stoning them?

  • Reply November 4, 2016

    Eva Benevento

    The Democratic platform guarantees nobody anything. Neither does the Republican platform. All are only promises.

  • Reply November 5, 2016

    Peter Ciple

    Obama and Clinton’s administration is gay.

  • Reply November 5, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    The Republican platform can guarantee as much as its nominee. Trump has flipped on issues so many times before. What is to say he will not flip again if given the presidency? Jan Dixon Sykes

    • Reply November 5, 2016

      Peter Ciple

      That does not mean that he supports homosexuality.

    • Reply November 5, 2016

      Peter Ciple

      As a Christian, everyone knows that people who are non-believers who are in trouble end up going for help in the church. That is what it is all about. Not the other way around. They are supporting a man who wants to change things. Don’t you think that there are people who are homosexuals know that they are doing a wrong and want to come out from it but do not know how?

    • Reply November 5, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      Yes Peter I believe you and not my own eyes

    • Reply November 5, 2016

      Peter Ciple

      Anyone can take a picture and put their own meaning to it. Sometimes seeing is not believing as proven many times Troy Day.

    • Reply November 5, 2016

      Peter Ciple

      Would you invite a homosexual to your church for deliverance? And because they look up to you, they go with you. So don’t be like that.

    • Reply November 5, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      I wouldnt be flying their flag while doing it though

    • Reply November 5, 2016

      Peter Ciple

      Now that is a good point.

  • Reply January 20, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Nothing has been said thus far by this administration? Walter Polasik Scotty Searan Can we expect decision reversal?

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