This Passover, Jewish People Support Non-Discrimination: The Equality Act Campaign

Contact your legislator TODAY!

The Equality Act aims to prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in schools, housing, and employment, among many other aspects of our daily lives. If we passed it into law, it would put a stop to nearly all federal, state, and local bills that discriminate against LGBTQ+ people.

That’s why passing the Equality Act is so crucialit’s imperative to ensure that all individuals, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, are afforded equal rights and protections under the law. That’s not the case right now!

This Passover and through 2024, Keshet is mobilizing the Jewish community in support of national non-discrimination protections. Join Jews across the United States in pursuing justice by ensuring that all people’s equal rights and basic dignity are protected. Even if you’ve contacted your legislators in support of the Equality Act, please do it again today—2024 is an election year and your legislators need to know that you’re voting your values.

Did you know…

  • Most federal civil rights protections do NOT include sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • The Equality Act would establish non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ folks in employment, housing, public accommodations, public education, federal funding, credit, and the jury system.

Take Action Now!

Our Jewish values tell us that all people should have the basic right to earn a living, have a place to live, and enjoy a meal. The Equality Act would make those rights a reality for LGBTQ+ people.

The Torah demands of us: “you must not stand idly by” (Vayikra 19:16). This text is traditionally understood as a call to action when the safety of another is threatened. Against a backdrop of legislation that endangers the safety and well-being of millions of LGBTQ+ people, non-discrimination protections are more important than ever. Each of us has an obligation to act.