LGBT

SCPD urges support of legislation which grants gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender citizens the same civil rights and protections that heterosexual citizens

SCPD urges support of legislation which grants gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender citizens the same civil rights and protections that heterosexual
citizens enjoy.

On the federal level this includes:

  • support for the Employment NonDiscrimination Act, which
    would prevent qualified, accomplished LGTB citizens from
    being terminated from their jobs solely because of who they
    love
  • support for the Hate Crimes Act to include sexual orientation
    and gender identity, with the current classifications
    full partner recognition and responsibilities as defined by civil
    marriage. This requires overturning of the federal Defense of
    Marriage Act (DOMA)

On the state level this includes:

  • support for the Equal Housing and Employment Act
  • support for full two-parent adoption by same-sex couples
  • support for re-issuance of birth certificates for transgender
    citizens showing their correct gender
  • support for partner recognition and responsibility through
    overturning the Ohio Defense of Marriage Act and amending
    the constitution to overturn Issue 1, defining marriage as
  • between one man and one woman

SCPD strongly believes that it is past time for all Americans to be treated
fairly and equally under the law.