Civil Rights

“Democrats will always fight to end discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability." -Democratic Party Platform

No matter who you are, who you love, where you’re from, or how you worship, Democrats are fighting for you.

Every American, no matter their race, sex, ethnicity or national origin, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability, is equal, and Democrats are fighting for them. Democrats have a long and proud history of defending civil rights and expanding opportunity for all Americans. From the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009 to including marriage equality in the party platform in 2012. We are committed to protecting voting rights, freedom of religion, women’s right to make their own health care decisions, and equal federal rights for LGBT couples. We strive for criminal justice reform, and common sense approaches to reduce and prevent gun violence.

Democrats will fight to protect equality for everyone against any force that threatens a group of Americans simply because of who they are or what they believe.


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