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A call to action for US citizens in the UK. Many critics say they can't understand why we're so concerned about the US Equality Act #HR5. What's not to like about a law that protects people from being discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation? Let us explain…/1
There are indeed wonderful things in the Equality Act which we welcome. Of course there are. But sometimes as that fabulously camp film from 2004 'Troy' reminds us, big glitzy gifts can come with hidden dangers lurking inside./2
So while there's plenty about the Act that advances our LGB rights, too much of the gay movement is so relieved after waiting so long it's reacted completely uncritically. So what IS it we fear that's lurking inside? To be clear the problem is NOT trans people.👇/3
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Will @NMalliotakis stand up for #LGBT rights & vote to pass #HR5 the Equality Act? This landmark legislation would increase protections against discrimination & was passed by the House last Congress.

Calls to her office indicate she hasn't decided. 1/…
Further reading on @RepMalliotakis' "Dismal record on LGBTQ issues" #LGBT 2/…
Here are @RepMalliotakis' phone numbers, fellow #NY11 constituents.

Washington DC Office
Phone: (202) 225-3371

Staten Island District Office
Phone: (718) 568-2870

Brooklyn District Office
Phone: (718) 306-1620
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I cheered to see the results of the US election. It was an enormous relief (as many Republicans agreed) to see the defeat of Trump. An enormous relief for the environment; /1
An enormous relief for all those desperate for COVID relief and a centralized vaccination and testing program; /2
An enormous relief for undocumented immigrants, who have been living in fear; /3
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Sen. McConnell has been stalling progress for the American people for far too long.

#COVID19 relief for families and businesses, common sense gun safety legislation, and healthcare protections are just a few of the HUNDREDS of bills awaiting action on his desk.

A list...
It’s been 510 days since the House passed #HR8 -- a common sense, bipartisan, gun safety bill that could save lives.

Still no vote in the Senate.…
It’s been over 500 days since the House passed #HR1 to reduce the influence of $$ in our politics, protect our elections, and restore faith in our democracy.

Still no vote in the Senate.…
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#HR5 would demolish the hard-won rights of women, putting them once again at the mercy of any biological man who identifies, at any moment, as a woman.
Allowing men to compete against women in women’s sports isn’t demoralizing because female athletes aren’t talented; it’s demoralizing because it makes their talent irrelevant. #HR5
The damage #HR5 would inflict on vulnerable Americans isn’t limited to women. Administering chemotherapy to a healthy, cancer-free patient is malpractice, but #HR5 could compel doctors to prescribe hormones & perform major surgeries on adolescents based on their gender identity.
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Almost 50 years ago, patrons at the Stonewall Inn said enough was enough. In 2016, we made it a National Monument. Today, we build upon the legacy of those who fought for equality, and of generations of LGBTQ activists since then, by introducing #HR5, the #EqualityAct.
This bill once and for all explicitly bans discrimination against the LGBTQ community and would ensure its full integration into all areas of American life, including in employment, housing, credit, education, public accommodations, federally funded programs, and jury service.
Passing the #EqualityAct would be a critical step forward in our efforts to end the invidious discrimination that LGBTQ people have suffered from for far too long. As Chairman of @HouseJudiciary, I pledge to do everything in my power to promptly move this bill.
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