The Pledge for Full LGBT Equality
IN ORDER TO FULFILL the promises of life and liberty, and to ensure equal protection of the law as guaranteed by the United States Constitution;
TO PROTECT the inalienable human right to be safe from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity as required by international law and treaty; and
TO END the systemic stigmatization, cease the societal rejection and heal the suffering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans as mandated by conscience;
WE, the undersigned, pledge our support for the passage of omnibus LGBT equality legislation that grants full non-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity equal to those accorded other statuses under existing civil rights laws and Supreme Court jurisprudence, specifically including:
We call upon the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus to lead the way by filing an omnibus LGBT equality bill immediately that includes all of the provisions enumerated above.
We further call upon Congress, and all candidates for elected office, to sign this pledge to pass such omnibus LGBT equality legislation immediately, but no later than 2014 — the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act — fulfilling both their individual duty and that of the United States government to ensure justice, equality, and fundamental human rights protections for all Americans.
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Endorsing Organizations (alphabetical as of July 17, 2013)
ActOnPrinciples *Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons *Affirmations – Michigan * Agape Metropolitan Community Church * The American Equality Bill (AEB) Project * Arizona Stonewall Democrats * Arizona TransAlliance * Arizona Women In Tune * Asociacion de Mujeres Progresistas * Association of Affirming and Welcoming Baptists * The Association of Practical Christians * Believe Out Loud * Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago * bloomingOUT * Capital City GLBTA Democratic Caucus Tallahassee * Center for Equality South Dakota * Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law * City University of New York Gay-Straight Alliance * The Civil Rights Agenda * The Civil Rights Walk Across America * Coalition for Justice & Respect (Chicago) * Colorado AIDS Project * Compass G&L Community Center of The Palm Beaches * Community Action & Alliance Network * Conscious Contact NY * CUNY LGBT Task Force * The D.C. Center for the LGBT Community * The Delta Foundation Pittsburg Pride * Democratic Headquarters of the Desert * Desert Stonewall Democrats * Destiny Dominion Church * Direct Action Network (San Antonio) * Dreams of Hope *Duke City Darlins * Dyssonance * eQualityGiving.org * Equality Hawaii * Equality Kansas * Equality Illinois * Equality Louisiana * Equality Maryland * Equality Nevada * Equality Pennsylvania * Equality Rochester NY * Equality South Dakota * Equality Southwest Washington * Equality Utah * Equally Blessed * Fairfax Pride Virginia * Faith in America * The Family Tree – LGBT Center Tallahassee * Founders MCC Los Angeles * Free to Be – GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services * Freedom to Marry Ohio * Forum for Equality * Forward Equality (Nebraska) * Gay Activist Alliance in Morris County * Gay Grassroots (Florida) *Gay Marriage Oregon * Gender Rights Maryland * GetEQUAL * GetEQUAL – Florida * GetEQUAL – Georgia * GetEQUAL – Indiana * GetEQUAL – Ohio * GetEQUAL – Texas * GLBT Caucus Democrat Party of Hawaii * Global Justice Institute * Greater Palm Springs Pride * Harlem Pride * Hollaback * Honolulu Pride * Hudson Pride Connections Center * Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center * Identity, Inc. Alaska * InterPride * Jacksonville Committee for Equality * Jacksonville Florida Black Pride * Join-The-Impact-Massachusetts * Joplin Pride Center * Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival * Kauai Pride * Kentucky Equality Federation * Let’s Reach One Million * LGBT Caribbean * The LGBT Center of Raleigh * The LGBT Center of the Warwick Valley *The LGBT Community Center of Central Florida * The LGBT Community Center of the Desert (California) * LGBT Democrats of Virginia * The LGBT Resource Center for the 7 Regions * Livelocity * LIT Social Justice Center * Love Under Fire - Atlanta * Louisiana Trans Advocates * Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania * Marriage Equality Kentucky * Marriage Equality New York * Marriage Equality USA * Methodist Federation for Social Action * Metropolitan Community Churches * Metropolitan Community Church of New York * Metropolitan Community Church Coachella Valley, CA * Minnesota LGBT Therapists * The Montrose Center – Houston * Montrose Star * More Light Presbyterians * National Organization for Marriage Equality * Nebraskans for Equality * New Haven Pride Center * NGLCCNY * No Longer Silent-Clergy for Justice (Arizona) * Northern Oregonians for Equality & Respect * NWA Pride * NYC Black Justice Alliance * NYC LGBT Chamber of Commerce * Occupy Albany – LGBT Caucus * Occupy Equality * Orange County NY Pride * OurSisterCircle * Out4Immigration * Out In The Silence Campaign * Outer Banks Pride (North Carolina) * Outreach (Centenary College) * Palm Beach County Human Rights Council * PFLAG Ann Arbor * PFLAG Central Oregon * PFLAG Collingswood NJ * PFLAG Indianapolis * PFLAG O’ahu * PFLAG Pasadena * PFLAG Phoenix * People Acting for Change and Equality (Louisiana) * Persian LGBT Advisory Services * Pride at Work AFL-CIO – Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter * PRIDE Democrats New York * The Pride Network * Pride New Orleans Celebration * Progressive Democrats of Delaware * Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) * Progressives for America * Progressive Oasis – Omaha * Queens Community House * Queer Advocacy Network, University of Wyoming * Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance * Queering Occupy Wall Street Caucus (New York) * Rainbow Bracelet Project * Rainbow House LGBT Community Center * Reconciling Ministries Network * The Reformed Catholic Church * Restore Our Humanity * River City Pride * RU12 Community Center (Vermont) * San Francisco Pride * The Sanctuary Project Veterans * Shoutocracy * The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (San Francisco) * Social Outreach Seattle * Spread Peace USA * Steel City Stonewall Democrats * STONEWALL Veterans’ Association * South Carolina Equality * Spencer Pride Indiana * Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition * This is HOW * The Trans 100 * Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico * Triangle Community Center CT * Trinity University Sexual Diversity Alliance * True Stories Project * UAFA Watch * Ulster County Democratic Women * The Unitarian Universalist Association * The United Church of Christ * Unity Fellowship Newark * University of Georgia LGBT Resource Center * University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Committee for LGBT Concerns * University of New Mexico Student Groups * Utah Pride Center * VenusPlusX * West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence * The Wig Project * William Way Community Center * Wisconsin National Organization for Women * Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance