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True Equality Act

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H.R____

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Representative Miguel Hidalgo introduced the following bill which was referred to the Committee on ____________

“True Equality Act” - An LGBT Rights Bill

Section One:

This bill will prohibit discrimination against a person for their sexuality or gender association, legalize same-sex marriage, allow an equal chance for approval of adoption for lesbian or homosexual people, and allow transgenders to openly serve in the military.

Section Two:

Congress hereby finds and declares that the time has come to end lesbian/gay discrimination and disputes in pursuit of human equality. Currently in the United States, only 17 states out of our 50 states have legalized same-sex marriage, with the other 33 having banned same-sex marriage. Whether the adoption of a child is legal for a gay/lesbian parent is still determined on a case-to-case basis. Of the total amount of children in U.S. households, less than one percent live with same-sex parents, and of that one percent, only 27.2% of those households have adopted or stepchildren. Gay and lesbian teens are two to three times as more likely to commit teen suicide than other youths. About 30 percent of all completed suicides are related to sexual identity crisis. LGBT students are also five times more likely to miss school because of lack of security due to bullying. And while the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” law has been repealed, transgender soldiers still may not openly serve in the United States military. If these statistics seem alarming, don’t worry; they should. These facts are just minor proof of the injustice we have served to strangers, friends, and family members, who are all human beings with the same natural rights as everyone else. With the l...

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...able, efforts will be made to try and make this happen.

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