Hillary Clinton Just Released a Bold New Platform for LGBT Equality

Luke Brinker | Mic | December 18, 2015

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton unveiled a comprehensive LGBT equality agenda on Thursday, declaring that six months after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling for nationwide marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges, the fight for LGBT rights “remains unfinished.”

“As president, I will continue to fight so that LGBT Americans and families can live, work and pray free of discrimination. I will not settle for anything less,” Clinton said in a statement released by her campaign. “It is unacceptable that LGBT kids continue to be discriminated against and bullied at school, a restaurant can refuse to serve a transgender person and a same-sex couple is at risk of being evicted from their home.”

The plan: The linchpin to Clinton’s platform is her support for the Full Equality Act, a piece of legislation proposed this summer that would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes like race, sex, religion and national origin. The proposal would thereby prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.

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