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#LGBTQ Presidential Forum Tonight!

Kamala Harris is more than ready.

Here are a "few things" why:

1. Introduced the Do No Harm Act with Reps. Scott and Kennedy that would ensure that religion cannot be used to discriminate against LGBTQ individuals.

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2. Cosponsor of the Equality Act that would amend the Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

3. Advocate for fairness in health

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3a. Cosponsor of the Repeal HIV Discrimination Act which would provide for federal review of state and local laws that impose criminal liability on individuals living with HIV.

3b. As AG, sent letter to FDA urging the agency to reconsider its blood ban for gay men.

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4. Has fought to ensure safety for LGBTQ individuals
4a. Cosponsor of the Gay and Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act that would curtail the availability and effectiveness of the gay and trans panic defenses.

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4b. As AG, co-sponsored a bill signed into law by Gov. Brown that made California the first state in the nation to ban the gay panic defense.

4c. As San Francisco DA, established a new unit to assist LGBTQ victims of crime.

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4d. As DA, sponsored legislation to prevent bias being used to mitigate culpability of those who commit hate crimes and provide funding for trainings on hate crimes.

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4e. Refused to certify a “shoot the gays” ballot initiative that would have called for the execution of state residents based on their sexuality.

5. Has been leading voice against Admin attacks on LGBTQ community. Some examples include:

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5a. As member of Senate Judiciary Committee, has aggressively questioned and highlighted judicial nominees anti-LGBTQ records.

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5b. Aggressively questioned Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross over the Census’s decision to not include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the upcoming Census, and introduced the Census Equality Act to ensure the inclusion of this question in the future.

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5c. Has pressed the Office of Personnel Management on protections for LGBTQ federal employees, and the removal of information for supervisors on guidelines related to transgender federal employees.

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5d. Pushed back multiple times on Trump’s transgender military bans.

6. Has been a leading champion and advocate for marriage equality

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6a. As Attorney General, refused to defend Prop 8, California’s ban on gay marriage, and filed multiple briefs, statements and opinions in support of marriage equality.

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6b. Was proud to officiate some of the first gay marriages in the country as District Attorney in 2004 and then again in 2013 after the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality.

Including marrying my friend @spencer_perry 's moms Kris and Linda.

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@spencer_perry 7. Has fought for equality, inclusion and justice for the transgender community
7a. As AG, filed briefs in favor of Obama Administration’s guidance supporting transgender students and against North Carolina’s anti-trans HB2 also known as “the bathroom” bill.

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@spencer_perry 7b. Has advocated for the VA to allow for gender reassignment surgery.

7c. Led letter to then AG Sessions objecting to his reversal of a prior DOJ position that transgender employment discrimination claims are protected under Title VII.

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@spencer_perry So I am pretty sure Kamala is ready to go.

As a proud gay man, Kamala is my champion!!

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Live steam TONIGHT.

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