Congressman Carson’s “Equality for All” Resolution “is intended as a prelude to legislation to be introduced later this spring by Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I,” says Maureen Groppe at the Indianapolis Star.
Congressman Carson spoke to the House on April 14 about the “Equality for All” Resolution, which calls for legal protection for LGBT Americans.
“In the wake of the backlash of Indiana’s misguided law, it’s clear that the vast majority of Americans oppose this type of discrimination. It’s long past time for Congress to ensure that all Americans regardless of sexual orientation, and or gender identity, know that they are valued members of our society.”– Congressman Jared Polis on behalf of Congressman Carson
Congressman Carson and his colleague from Connecticut, Representative Rosa Delauro, are “reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation which would help close the wage gap between women and men working the same jobs.”
“Equal pay is not just a problem for women, but for families, who are trying to pay their bills, trying to get ahead, trying to achieve the American Dream, and are getting a smaller paycheck than they have earned for their hard work,” said Carson. “The Paycheck Fairness Act will help the Equal Pay Act fulfill its intended objective, offer real protections to ensure equal pay for equal work, and see that women are paid the same as the other half of our nation’s workforce for the same job.”
As a public servant, I have a duty to my constituents and to the American people to protect their interests and to keep them safe, and that’s what I go to work each and every day and try to do.
Watch more of Congressman Carson’s interview with Erin Burnett on CNN.
“It has … come to my attention that there have been a shocking amount of comments made in conservative publications and on social media to the effect that Rep. Carson’s integrity is somehow in question as a result of his religion,” Crowley wrote. “These comments deeply offend me, as I’m sure they offend all of you, which is why I hope all of us will take every opportunity to renounce these kinds of comments and discourage this kind of harmful talk.”