Sending Office: Honorable Dina Titus
Sent By:
Erica.Riordan@mail.house.gov

Join as an Original Cosponsor in Reintroduction of the GLOBE Act

Endorsed by: Council for Global Equality, Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Immigration Equality Action Fund, CHANGE, PFLAG National, American Jewish World Service (AJWS), Center for American Progress, GLAAD, International
Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), Amnesty International USA, PAI, Human Rights First, Human Rights Watch, Advocates for Youth, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), OutRight Action International, Church World Service (CWS)

Original Cosponsors: Cicilline, Lowenthal, Takano, Engel, Haaland, Omar, Lowey, Quigley, Cisneros, Huffman, Pappas, Schakowsky, Grijalva, Espaillat, Levin (Andy), Swalwell, Pingree, Kennedy, Moore, Pallone, Meng, Gallego, Scanlon, Nadler, Wexton,
Smith (Adam), Keating, García (Chuy), Speier, Chu, Wasserman Schultz, Raskin, Pocan, Lee (Barbara), Johnson (Hank), Maloney (Sean Patrick), Trone

Cosponsors in the 115th: Cicilline, Engel, Lofgren, Lowenthal, Lowey, Nadler, Takano

Dear Colleague,

I invite you to join me as an original cosponsor of the Greater Leadership Overseas for the Benefit of Equality (GLOBE) Act, H.R. 7291 last Congress.

The call for fundamental human rights to be honored and protected globally has been a central element of U.S. foreign policy for much of the last century. Our leadership in this area has contributed to other national security goals, including peace, stability,
good governance, counterterrorism, and shared prosperity.

We saw great strides under the Obama Administration which created a framework and whole-of-government approach for protecting LGBTI individuals around the globe. Unfortunately, promotion of human rights, particularly LGBTI rights, internationally has been
cast aside under President Trump.

This bill builds on the accomplishments of the previous Administration and the work of various members, groups, and coalitions to establish a broad set of directives to reinstate our leadership in the protection and promotion of the rights of LGBTI individuals
around the world. Specifically, the bill would:

  • Codify Obama Administration tools aimed at promoting LGBTI fairness and equality – e.g., LGBTI-specific human rights reports, an interagency focus group, and the now-vacant Special Envoy for LGBTI Human Rights position – that the current Administration
    essentially has ignored;
  • Endorse the selective use of existing sanctions to punish those responsible for egregious murders of and abuses directed at LGBTI populations;
  • Ensure that our foreign assistance and global health programs are inclusive of LGBTI populations, and, therefore, effectively reaching most-at-risk populations;
  • Make decriminalization of LGBTI status, conduct, or expression a goal in our rule-of-law programs;
  • Ensure fair access to asylum and refugee programs for LGBTI persons who face persecution because of their orientation or identities;
  • Call for active USG leadership in multilateral consideration of these issues; and
  • Underscore that the State Department should deepen efforts to ensure that LGBTI diplomatic personnel and their families are “world-wide available” in the same manner that their straight colleagues are.

Find a link to a section-by-section summary
here
. For additional information or to cosponsor this bill, please contact Erica Riordan (Erica.riordan@mail.house.gov) in my office. The deadline to sign on is Friday, July 19th.

 

Sincerely,

Dina Titus
Member of Congress

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