‘We are all part of the American family’

“We are all part of the American family.”

That’s what President Obama said in last night’s State of the Union address. But can that really be true as long as the LGBT community does not have full equality?

LGBT people can still be fired or denied employment for nothing other than their gender identity or orientation, and marriage inequality relegates our families to second-class status. These injustices place an even greater economic burden on LGBT people in already difficult economic times.

We must make our voices heard and let President Obama know that LGBT people are part of the American family.

Speak out now! Share your ideas on how we can make progress on the full range of issues – from job protections to marriage recognition, to the protection of health care and social security benefits – that affect LGBT people and our families.