HRC Members Meet with Congressman Dan Donovan

While Members of Congress are back in their districts through April 23, HRC is urging its members and supporters to make sure their opinions on LGBTQ equality are heard.This week, HRC Greater New York Steering Committee members Andrew Zibell and Dolores Covrigaru met with Republican Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11). They discussed a range of issues, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Equality Act.

Zibell and Covrigaru thanked him for stating publically that he would not support the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which provides healthcare for millions of LGBTQ people.

They also discussed the Equality Act, which establishes explicit, permanent protections against discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity in matters of employment, housing, access to public places, federal funding, credit, education and jury service. In addition, it would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in federal funding and access to public places.

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