The following presentation was provided by Jennifer C. Pizer, Lambda Legal Law & Policy Project National Director, at a briefing convened by U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott on the harms of federal and state Religious Freedom and Restoration Acts (RFRA).
Say #IDO for people across our country who need allies and supporters.
Say #IDO to stand with the LGBTQ Community to show our opponents the strength of this movement.
Say #IDO as a symbol of America's collective resolve to ensure "Liberty and Justice for All."
Today, the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) was reintroduced by Congressmembers Ben Cardin and John Conyers with key, new language expanding the ban on racial profiling to include profiling based on gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
A September 2014 NPR special on transgender families that featured Robina Asti, a 94-year-old transgender woman who worked with Lambda Legal to successfully challenge the Social Security Administration, has won a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting.
Seven days from now, on April 28th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the marriage cases from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.
The argument will begin at 10:00 am and is scheduled to last for two and a half hours.