Amb. Bou-Said wrote the Congress: To Support Equality Act
Editing Office - Geneva
We were dealt two horrible blows to equality this week, and thousands of you took action and spoke out. Let’s keep up our drumbeat and show how serious we are about fighting for LGBTQ equality and justice. With these words of Mr. David Stacy Government Affairs Director that Ambassador Dr. Haissam Bou-Said received in order to assist and call on the United States of America's Congress to inform the Congress that 50% of LGBTQ Americans still live in states where they are vulnerable to discrimination due to a lack of state protections ... while 2/3 of LGBTQ Americans report experiencing discrimination in their daily lives.
Amb. Bou-Said signed with the Human Rights Campaign the issue of the Equality Act because he firmly believes in equality for all.
The Letter also assured the Equality Act would provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.
He concluded that decades of civil rights history show that civil rights laws are effective in decreasing discrimination because they provide strong federal remedies targeted to specific vulnerable groups. By explicitly including sexual orientation and gender identity in these fundamental laws, LGBTQ people will finally be afforded the exact same protections as other covered characteristics under federal law.