Solomon Rajput resoundingly rejects discrimination against any individual on any basis including sexual orientation and gender identity. The current President has rescinded the guidance protecting the rights of trans students in federally funded schools and wants to take away the rights of trans people to serve in the United States military. Republicans at every level of government are eager to make trans and non-binary people targets for persecution and routinely draft legislation that will deny people their rights to basic housing, healthcare, and education on the basis of their gender identity and sexual orientation.
As your representative, Solomon would support the Equality Act, which would provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQIA+ individuals, including housing, employment, credit, education, safe public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.
Discrimination at both the local and federal level undeniably impact queer and trans people from a young age. This is reflected in high rates of homelessness, incarceration, and substance abuse in the LGBTQIA+ youth population. If elected, Solomon will fight to defend the civil and human rights of all members of the LGBTQIA+ community.