Tim’s Equality Blueprint
In most states, your boss can fire you because of your sexual orientation. That must change. The LGBT community deserves the law on their side when they face bigotry in the workplace, at school, and in public no matter where they are in the country. After passing a non-discrimination policy to prohibit Oakland County Government from discriminating against LGBT persons, I fought in Lansing to guarantee civil rights protections to LGBT people throughout our state. In Congress, I will fight to give every American the legal right to be themselves without fear of being fired or denied housing.
Republican politicians in Congress and state legislatures throughout the country are obsessed with standing between women and their doctors. In Lansing, I’ve battled back and stopped Republicans’ attempts to restrict access to reproductive healthcare. In Congress, I will always stand up for a woman’s right to choose.
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Those words should be added to the Constitution to ensure every American enjoys the same status in society. In Congress, I will support adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment.
On average in the US, a woman is paid only 80 cents for every dollar paid to a man. As a State Representative, I backed legislation that would beef up protections for an employee who is paid unfairly and make it easier to know if they’re being paid less than their coworker. In Congress, I will support the Fair Pay Act so nobody gets paid less than they deserve for their work.