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On Sunday, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) released a report in support of a bill called the “Transportation for All Act,” which would create a federal “Transport for All” program that would provide transportation for all Americans, regardless of their race, religion, sex, or gender identity.
According to the bill, “Transgender Americans will have the opportunity to travel with their loved ones, participate in health care services, and receive the necessary resources to access and maintain their dignity.”
“The United States should be proud to welcome every human being regardless of the color of their skin or the sex of their anatomy,” said NAACP President Ben Jealous in a statement.
“It is time to recognize that the greatest gift that the human species has to this planet is the ability to travel and live in peace and freedom.”
The NAACP’s statement further noted that “our country is built on the foundation of dignity and respect for all human beings, regardless in their sexual orientation, race, creed, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, or genetic makeup.”
The bill was introduced by Republican Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.), who has called transgender Americans “deviants” in the past.
The bill also includes language that would allow discrimination against transgender people and prevent local governments from adopting policies that would discriminate against transgender Americans.
“The federal government is the largest single source of discrimination in our society,” Blunt told MSNBC.
“We need to fix this, and it needs to be done in a way that is fair and respectful.”
Transgender rights activists, including the NAACP, have also been working to ensure that trans Americans receive adequate transportation.
Last month, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement was finalized, and the White House announced that President Donald Trump is “committed to enacting the Trans-Pacific Partnership” in 2018.
The TPP has been negotiated under the auspices of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a trade agreement between the European Union and the United States.
The United Nations Human Rights Committee has previously stated that “gender identity and expression is not protected by international human rights law and is thus a matter of national and regional concern.”
In 2016, a coalition of civil rights and advocacy groups filed a lawsuit in New York State against the New York City Transit Authority, claiming that it discriminated against transgender passengers on the subway.
The NAACP and the NAACP released a statement in support and urged people to contact their representatives in Congress and urge them to support the “transportation for all” legislation.
“Transgender people are human beings with human rights, and we cannot turn away the most vulnerable and marginalized from the services that make life possible in our cities and towns,” the statement read.
“They deserve better.
The time is now for the United Nations to take action and provide us with the necessary safety and dignity that trans people need.
We can no longer tolerate the shameful and unjust policies of our government.”
On Sunday, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)…
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