Assembly Member Lara to Introduce Resolution Urging President Obama, Congress to Pass Historic LGBTQ American Bill of Rights
Historic Resolution seeks to include “sexual orientation, gender identity” in landmark federal anti-discrimination laws
SACRAMENTO. – On the week we celebrate American Independence, Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) will call on President Obama and Congress to institute an historic LGBTQ American Bill of Rights, which would extend federal laws to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Joint Resolution will put the California State Legislature on record in support of updating all federal civil rights laws to include the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) population.
WHO: Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens)
WHAT: Introduction of Joint Resolution urging the President and Congress to adopt an American Bill of Rights for LGBTQ people.
WHEN: Monday, July 2, 2012
Getting to the Statue of Liberty was a challenge. Todd Fernandez and I was up early and on the A train from 207th street in Manhattan all the way downtown to the end of the line.
Todd stopped and had a beer at the entrance area before we bought tickets. The lines were a lot longer than we had imagined. We got through security ok and at the last minute, Park Police prohibited the flag and it’s staff from boarding the boat to the island. I was pretty upset and allowed Todd, being a lawyer handle the problem. They called the higher ups even after explaining our unique situation. The Captain, an understaning woman finally conceeded to our request and allowed us to go over to the Statue of Liberty. She called over to inform the island that we were coming. When we got there we had no problems although passed by police with dogs and AK-47′s. A bit intimidating. More on this when I write the book.