Mobilizing for LGBTQ+ Equality
Interfaith Alliance insists that religion should inspire celebration not discrimination. For decades we have mobilized powerful coalitions of people from diverse faiths and beliefs to fight back against these degrading efforts and demand the right of all LGBTQ+ people to live with full dignity, safety and equal rights. We invite you to take action today by telling your Members of Congress: Co-sponsor the Equality Act.
LGBTQ+ rights are under attack, and faith communities are ready to fight back.
The polling is clear that the majority of faith groups and congregations across America are inspired by their traditions to celebrate the inherent dignity of the many LGBTQ+ members of their communities. Unfortunately, there is an extremist minority who is hard at work distorting the meaning of religious freedom to discriminate against those who identify or believe differently than they do – and they are particularly targeting LGBTQ+ people.
Interfaith Alliance has long been a leader in this space, including a pre-Obergefell green paper created by past Interfaith Alliance president Rev. Welton Gaddy on same-sex marriage published in 2009. Explore the links below to learn more about Interfaith Alliance’s work to promote LGBTQ+ equality.
Tell Congress: Oppose Dangerous Anti-LGBTQ+ Provisions in the Federal Budget!
URGENT: Extremist members of Congress are working to insert dangerous anti-LGBTQ+ provisions into a must-pass spending bill, threatening to shut down the government. Contact your representative today and demand oppose all attacks on LGBTQ+ people in the federal budget.
The Faith for Equality Coalition
The Faith for Equality Coalition is committed to affirming the dignity of all LGBTQ+ Americans, including many beloved members of our faith communities, by supporting the Equality Act.
The Respect for Marriage Act
In the weeks leading up to and immediately following the midterm elections, Interfaith Alliance was a key player in the movement of religious groups working for the full equality of LGBTQ+ people. We joined faith leaders on the Hill, meeting with Congresional leaders to raise voices in support of the bill.
Faith for Pride
During Pride Month this past June, Interfaith Alliance led a nationwide campaign called Faith for Pride: an annual month-long effort to organize and push back against anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, fight anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, and support grassroots organizations that work with LGBTQ+ communities.
303 Creative and the Future of LGBTQ+ Equality
This past June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of 303 Creative LLC vs. Elenis, making it easier for businesses to discriminate under the guise of freedom of speech and religious freedom. Explore this resource from Interfaith Alliance and our partners at Keshet to learn more.