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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:06 AM

 

O'Rourke pledges protections for LGBTQ people

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Beto O’Rourke on Wednesday pledged to reverse President Donald Trump’s restrictions on transgender people serving in the military and push for passage of the Equality Act if elected president.

The Texas Democrat, releasing a broad plan for addressing LGBTQ rights, said he would also end the practice of discharging service members who test positive for HIV and reverse the Trump administration’s “deploy or get out” policy affecting service members deemed non-deployable.

The plan falls in line with the priorities of many Democrats and LGBTQ activists, especially surrounding the Equality Act, a measure that would extend federal anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ people in housing, employment and other areas of public life.

O’Rourke gained local credibility on the issue as a city councilman in El Paso, Texas, in the late 2000s, when he championed a then-highly controversial proposal to provide health benefits to the partners of gay city employees.
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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:20 AM

1. The LGBTQ+ Equality Plan can be found here:

 

https://betoorourke.com/LGBTQ/

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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:18 AM

2. K&r

 

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