Family Weekend In Washington, D.C.
Thanks to everyone for making Family Weekend In Washington a great success! Check out pictures from this incredible weekend:
Families on the Hill lobbying visits will focus on three core issues important to LGBT families:
Adoption and Foster Care: Family Equality Council is working at the federal level to remove existing barriers to adoption and foster care by passing the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (ECDF). ECDF is a federal bill that opens up more homes for foster youth by restricting federal funding for states employing discriminatory practices in adoption and foster care placements based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status
Repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act: Family Equality Council is working to repeal the “so-called” Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which prohibits the federal government from recognizing marriages between same-sex couples. The Respect for Marriage Act would repeal DOMA and require the US government to treat all legally married couples equally under the law.
Safe Schools: Family Equality Council is working to pass the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act, two federal bills that would protect our children from bullying, harassment and discrimination at school.
Family Weekend in Washington also includes a weekend full of family activities allowing children and their parents to enjoy the cultural and historic offerings of our nation’s capital.