For too many though, this ideal is still far from a reality. Democrats are committed to:
Strengthening the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division to better protect voting rights;
Enacting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which includes measures prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity;
Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in a sensible way that strengthens our armed forces and our national security;
Ensuring civil unions and equal federal rights for LGBT couples, as well as fully repealing the Defense of Marriage Act; They approve and support and will protect Same-Sex marriages
Ending racial, ethnic, and religious profiling; and
Building a fair and more equitable criminal justice system that provides non-violent offenders a second chance at a rehabilitated life.