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.”
Congressman Carson joined his colleagues in Selma, Alabama this weekend to honor the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday attack on civil rights protesters.
“It’s very thrilling,” Rep. Carson said by phone from Selma, “to see people from all walks of life; black, white, Latino, Asian, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu (and) non-theist all coming together as they were together 50 years ago, but it has expanded demographically.”
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