Two hundred. Twenty. Two. Laws.
You read that right. We’ve passed 222 civil rights laws in New Jersey protecting the LGBTQ community. And we’re not slowing down, because there’s more work to do.
In 2019, we’re going to ban the gay and trans panic defense, work to end LGBTQ youth homelessness, fight back against Trump’s transgender military ban, and push to pass the Equality Act. And we’ll continue our existing work for the LGBTQ community to build safe schools, expand healthcare, and support older adult populations.
In the last 12 months, we passed six new pro-equality laws that make our state stronger and safer for LGBTQ people.
Just last week alone: Governor Murphy signed the LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum bill into law—the second of its kind in the entire nation—and the historic Babs Siperstein Law went into effect, allowing transgender New Jerseyans to update their birth certificate without restrictions.
We know this fight means just as much to you as it does to us, and that’s why we need your help. We never would have made this much historic progress without you.
Thanks for all you do.
Garden State Equality