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Equality Texas launches campaign to fight LGBT discrimination

Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBT Texans, joined State Sen. Jose Rodriguez and other El Paso leaders to fight discrimination.

In Texas, there is no protection for LGBT employees. Friday, Sen. Rodriguez vowed to keep fighting to change that.

“I am a proud advocate for gay, lesbian and transgender Texans and thats why I filed a piece of legislation prohibiting employment and public discrimination against this community last session, and we will do it again this session,” Rodriguez, (D) El Paso, said Friday.

“We have to rally around our neighbors, our friends, our co workers our children,” El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar said, “We need to embrace them in all of their beautiful humanity.”

Rodriguez said Friday’s educational series with members of our community was especially needed now, as politicians across the country target the transgender community.

Rodriguez went on to say because the public is unfamiliar with the facts surrounding transgender individuals, those who have lost on marriage equality and other civil rights issues seek to define this issue before people have a chance to learn the facts.

ABC-7’s Luke Lyddon will have more on Friday’s workshop this evening on ABC-7 at 6 and 10.

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