LGBTQ

Policy Value:

  • Improve the quality of life for the Latino LGBTQ community by implementing policies that allow and affirm individuals equal rights and opportunities regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or gender expression.

2014 Policy Platform

  • Strengthen nondiscrimination laws and policies to protect the LGBTQ community, including the Employee Non Discrimination Act prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity

  • Pass the federal Student Non Discrimination Act to expressly protect students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity

  • Ensure that school environments are safe for LGBTQ youth through anti-bullying guidelines and inclusive polices

  • Create adoption and family protection laws for LGBTQ parents

  • Create mechanisms to collect and analyze consistent LGBTQ data, such as inclusion of LGBTQ data in the U.S. Census