JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - PROMO, Missouri’s statewide LGBT advocacy organization, is hosting its annual Equality Day tomorrow, February 20, at the Missouri State Capitol Building in Jefferson City.


During the event, supporters of the LGBT community will meet with their elected officials urging them to support legislation (Missouri Nondiscrimination Act) that would include both gender identity and sexual orientation in the Missouri Human Rights statute. This would help protect LGBT Missourians from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.


Attendees should plan to arrive at the Capitol between 9-10am for registration. A rally will be held at the Capitol rotunda at 10:20am, with the event wrapping up around 3 p.m. Equality Day registration costs $5. Snacks will be provided.


This is the 20th year that the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act has been filed in Missouri. The inclusive bills PROMO supports are Rep. Hannegan’s HB 1360, Rep. Ellington’s HB 1782, Rep. Razer’s HB 2100, and Sen. Schupp’s SB 753. LGBT supporters will also be encouraging their constituents to not hear Rep. Stephen’s HB 2253, because it is not inclusive of gender identity. This bill only includes sexual orientation, which PROMO strongly opposes.

 

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