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NCLR Launches the Equality Act Campaign

November 1, 2016
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National Center for Lesbian Rights
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A business consultant and board member of several organizations, Kathy Levinson uses her more than three decades of leadership experience to help entrepreneurs grow their companies. Alongside her professional pursuits, Kathy Levinson supports several nonprofit groups, including the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).

In its efforts to advance the rights of LGBTQ people and their families, NCLR oversees a variety of programs and campaigns throughout the year. The organization recently announced the launch of its Support the Equality Act campaign, which aims to raise awareness of and congressional support for the federal Equality Act.

Currently, no federal law exists to provide comprehensive ant-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community. The Equality Act, which was introduced in 2015, would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the categories protected from discrimination in matters of employment, education, housing, credit, and other areas. If passed, the act would ensure that LGBTQ people nationwide have the same legal protections enjoyed by other communities.

As part of its Support the Equality Act campaign, NCLR has created a toolkit that includes links to elected officials, sample letters, and social media information to help people reach government officials and voice their support for the act. To learn more about the campaign, visit http://www.nclrights.org/supportequality.

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