Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Ranking Member Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 5, the Politics Over Parents bill, which targets LGBTQ children, including trans kids.
“Instead of focusing on what parents actually want, which is a good education for their children and schools that are safe, House Republicans have decided to target LGBTQ children, placing them directly in harm’s way,”said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Ranking Member Mark Takano and Congressman Ritchie Torres. “This Politics Over Parents bill outs LGBTQ students, putting them at risk for harassment, bullying, and life-threatening situations. This discriminatory bill is full of hate directed towards LGBTQ children, and it is sick that House Republicans seek to put this already vulnerable group in the crosshairs. We remain committed to doing everything we can to support LGBTQ children and ensure this bill never becomes law.”
Equality PAC is the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus and is dedicated to the full legal and societal equality for LGBTQ Americans. All funds raised into Equality PAC are spent supporting and electing openly LGBTQ individuals and strong LGBTQ allies to the United States Congress who are committed to passing the Equality Act and to ensuring full civil rights and protections for all LGBTQ Americans.