Policy Statements

Equality for All!

National Council of Jewish Women
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Washington, DC 20036

February 25, 2021, Washington, DC- National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) hailed the House of Representative’s passage of the Equality Act, which would codify LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections. NCJW Chief Policy Officer Jody Rabhan released the following policy statement:

“National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Equality Act. We believe in the Jewish value of kavod habriyot, individual dignity, and to that end work toward LGBTQ equality and inclusion.

“While the Supreme Court ruled last year that employers could not discriminate against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, this important bill would expand these protections to all civil rights law, like housing and education, while also adding nondiscrimination protections for women.

“People of every and no gender deserve to participate freely and fully in their lives and communities without fear of discrimination. We thank the representatives who voted in favor of the Equality Act, and call on the Senate to pass this important bill without delay.”

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of 180,000 volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. Through a program of education, community service, and advocacy, our advocates across the country create lasting social change on our key issues of the federal courts; reproductive health, rights, and justice, and voter engagement. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW.

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