How many family members are harmed when the human rights of gay people are violated?|
There are 7 billion people on Earth.
If for instance, 5% are gay - that's 350 million, plus their parents (700 million), plus if each gay kid has on average one sibling (350 million), and each gay kid has four grandparents (1.4 billion), for a total of 2.8 billion family members impacted. Plus there are even more aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.
In any event, more than a third of the world's population!
In any country, more than a third of the nation's population!
Each gay kid has eight great grandparents, meaning more than two-thirds of the world's population has or will have a gay family member.
"Any candidate for any office in the USA,|
including the office of United States Supreme Court Justice,
who commits perjury to obtain that office
is by definition an enemy of the United States Constitution, which
the United States military has sworn to defend against
foreign and domestic enemies to protect the National citizenry.
- Checks and Balances of the United States
"Bear in mind this sacred principle,
that though the will of the majority
is in all cases to prevail,
that will to be rightful must be reasonable;
that the minority possess their equal rights,
which equal law must protect,
and to violate would be oppression."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) US Founding Father who drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President speaking at his First Inaugural Address in 1801
"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."
- John Adams (1735-1826), US Founding Father, 1st US Vice-President, 2nd US President
"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it."
"I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal."
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th US President
If your human rights or the human rights of your family, friends and neighbors are written out of a constitution, then that constitution is no longer your constitution.|
- Why Nations and the Rule of Law Collapse
Never forget the gay children who have died. No matter where you live in the United States, you can get involved in the battle for human rights protection, the birthright of every American - gay and straight. Remember, whenever the human rights of any person are discarded, diminished or denied by any government or government official, the human rights of all are endangered. You can make a tremendous difference by helping to enforce human rights and hold accountable the top violators - there are essentially 9,672 genocidal individuals in the USA responsible for 95% of the human rights violations against millions and millions of our people. They have harmed our people based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ability, and religion. Somewhere along the way they convinced themselves they could violate the human rights of millions of people and get away with it. They have not convinced the people they have harmed, so their actions are pyrrhic.
There are appallingly corrupt, genocidal politicians and government employees who make money targeting LGBT young people for harm. For instance, politicians in multiple states have targeted LGBT children and grandchildren as well as the children and grandchildren of LGBT parents for harm, trying to erase their existence and deny them life-saving information. In Florida, members of the legislature and executive openly confessed their intent is genocide. Members of the Alabama legislature and executive have also admitted their intent is genocide. None of these politicians have explained why the tens of millions of people they have harmed should continue to uphold any laws in their region. Historical note: Some of the most atrocious governments in history were democratically elected and it still provided no impunity from being held accountable for their crimes against others - which is why the rule of law ends in regions where government officials violate other people's human rights. There simply exists no reason to maintain it under such corruption. Remember if government officials want you to maintain the rule of law, they would not violate other people's human rights.
Another discriminatory tactic is to use a proclamation of "religious freedom" to harm others in the name of religion - overwhelmingly in the name of Middle East religions - as though only those who follow specific versions of certain religions have so-called religious freedom. So if religious freedom applies, then according to ancient religion, LGBT people are the gatekeepers between the heavens and the earth, maintaining the balance. Any harm to LGBT people is an offense to the heavens. Also, re-marriage under these Middle East religions is punishable by death as adultery since divorce is not permitted under these religions, and yet only when gay couples are provided marriage equality do these speciously named "religious liberty" proclamations suddenly manifest. No one fails to record the self-evident religious hypocrisy, corruption, and bigotry of politicians who line their pockets with blood money given by groups that make money off pursuing these proclamations into law. Since these laws are a backhanded way to empower the denial of such basics as lifesaving water, food, and medicine, those politicians passing such laws are guilty of violating the third provision of acts considered genocide - ending the rule of law in any such region.
In a self-defeating move, North Carolina (Former Governor McCrory and 106 legislators) passed a state law that makes it lawful to discriminate against government officials and their families (and everyone else) based on sexual orientation and gender identity - meaning it is now legal, for example, to deny politicians and their families goods and services based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The logic of such a move is baffling and strange. So anyone in North Carolina can now legally refuse the former governor, the legislators, and their families goods and services at any time based on sexual orientation and gender identity (regardless of who they are). The speciously-named "repeal" of this bad law (under Governor Cooper) simply continues this discrimination under the very law meant to "repeal" it, as if people are naive enough to fall for such a sham "repeal" that instead targets people for the same ongoing discrimination. Tennessee and Arkansas politicians have unleashed similar legislation that permits government officials and their families to be discriminated against legally by the public. Police officers, firefighters, military personnel, judges, and other government officials have been swept into this betrayal of their human rights by these self-professed genocidal state politicians. North Carolina politicians also put language into the law removing the ability for residents to sue in state court for employment discrimination based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, et al. Ironically it is also lawful to discriminate against government officials and their families in states such as Mississippi where the state government is guilty of genocide.
Flawed reasoning is apparent. Attempting to pit religious rights of one group against the sexual orientation rights of another is flawed on its face. All people have religious rights and sexual orientation rights. Attempting to use religion to deprive heterosexuals of their sexual orientation rights would be no less flawed and would be an attack on those heterosexuals' religious rights. Attempting to use religion to deprive gay people of their sexual orientation rights is likewise an attack on the religious rights of the targets. The whole flawed argument is that the religious rights of one group are allowed to harm the religious rights of another by merely trying to disguise it as religious rights vs. sexual orientation rights. Those wishing their religion to override everything else and placing them above having to provide equity to others while yet receiving their own equity are guilty of religious discrimination against their targets.
Government officials either violate other people's human right to Equal Protection Under Law or they do not - the excuse or attempted justification is irrelevant since government officials always conjure such attempts to deflect when they violate other people's human rights (the ultimate sign of a corrupt government official) - so then the people experiencing any continuing violation - and everyone else - know whether that government official is guilty or not of mass human rights violations and all the consequences that triggers. If a government institution violates Equal Protection Under Law, then the rule of law is pointless and becomes suspended until the violation ends no matter what excuse or claim is offered up for the violation. The human right to Equal Protection Under Law is not derived from any constitution - it is derived from being born an independent human - so even a judge who violates other people's human rights is not above being held accountable (no government position exists on the planet that places an official above the human rights of milions of other people no matter how corrupt, delusional, and powermongering the official becomes) since government officials will interpret constitutions to harm other adults if the officials are corrupt human rights violators.
It is important to remember that gay people are the family of straight people, beginning with their parents, four grandparents and eight great grandparents. That is fourteen heterosexuals related to one gay child. Then include siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, great aunts and great uncles. That's even more straight relatives impacted when the human rights of a gay family member are violated.
If you are heterosexual, there is a very good chance you will have a gay family member - a gay child, grandchild, great grandchild, niece, nephew, great niece, great nephew, or other member of your family. When you hold that newborn baby in your arms and look into their eyes, will you have done everything necessary to defend your family from discrimination and to protect their human rights?
Families are stronger when human rights are protected. Millions of gay and straight family members benefit when leaders uphold equality, while millions of gay and straight family members suffer when corrupt leaders fail to protect human rights so they can line their pockets with money and advance their political ambitions at the expense of other people's families.
Family is very important, which is why ending mass human rights violations against family members is extremely important for everyone. Speak with the families of politicians and religious leaders who are responsible to find out what is required to get them to stop violating the human rights of 200 million+ lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, and straight family members in the USA. Remember to make LGBT and Allied events inclusive by inviting the families of all politicians to attend (they need other people to uphold their human rights). For instance, invite the children and grandchildren of all politicians (especially politicians who have yet to uphold the human rights of other Americans) to attend LGBT and Allied Youth summits and conferences to be guests to talk about the importance of human rights for everyone, to exchange experiences about growing up in America, and to work together towards better human rights protection for all American family members regardless of gender and sexual orientation.
No family member should have to endure the daily pain and suffering inflicted by these on-going human rights violations against their family - let alone 200 million+ family members. Help protect your family from discrimination.
BACKGROUND: It is the year 2022. The Founders' dream of the future of the United States was that democracy would fall apart because the majority of the public or elected officials would inevitably mutate constitutions and laws into tyranny and oppression rather than liberty and justice for all. Many corrupt government officials continue their genocidal actions harming millions of Americans while the pillars of democracy have fallen apart in a lot of the USA, just as the original Founders said they would. Every politician who fails to uphold millions of other people's human rights needs the people they have harmed to uphold the human rights those politicians care most about in this world, and no politician who violates human rights has ever explained why their victims have any rational reason to do so.
The crucial nature of Equal Protection under Law as an irreplaceable requirement of justice, fairness, the rule of law, and democracy is expressed with a quote of James Bovard: "Democracy has to be more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner." By definition, a minority group including a minority of one - an individual, yourself included - can never outnumber and thus never outvote the majority group. Any two people outnumber you as an individual and can outvote you to take away your rights. Any two people who dislike you automatically outnumber you and can therefore always outvote you to craft constitutions and laws to only serve them rather than treating you equally. That is why the only thing sustaining the rule of law is the vital and fundamental elements of democracy such as Equal Protection under Law. None of the individuals who have voted to end Equal Protection under Law can outvote two or more of the people they have harmed, so would those individuals accept it if two or more people they harmed simply voted to violate their human rights? Of course, not. That is why Equal Protection under Law is required to maintain the rule of law, justice, fairness, and democracy.
No rational person upholds any constitution or law that excludes them, their family or their friends, much less one that also violates their human rights. It is now the responsibility of the United States Congress and, in many instances, the U.S. Supreme Court to enforce the fundamental concept of Equal Protection under Law. Failure to uphold Equal Protection under Law for any group such as sexual minorities and majorities, racial minorities and majorities, the male minority and the female majority (who constitute 52% of the population), and religious minorities and majorities will render the USA a failed state and dead democratic constitutional republic, terminating the rule of law.
All nonpartisan Americans have been harmed by the massive hypocrisy and corruption of partisan government officials in all three branches of government. In June 2019, five partisan members of the U.S. Supreme Court - following the playbook of some of the most corrupt regimes of failed states on Earth - admitted it was their intention to sustain the corruption and deny Americans their basic constitutional rights, terminating the legitimacy of the U.S. Supreme Court and mutating the USA into an oligarchy rather than a constitutional democratic republic. In 2021, the corrupt U.S. Supreme Court ruled that LGBT children in foster care must be subject to religious groups that preach genocidal harm regarding LGBT children, violating the First Amendment rights of LGBT children not to have government force them to be subject to desert-based religious groups that pronounce them inferior and worthy of execution.
Note: The majority of the Supreme Court justices were both appointed as well as confirmed by politicians who did NOT achieve the backing of even the majority of USA voters. So, if those Supreme Court justices cannot uphold Equal Protection under Law for, say, women (who constitute the majority of USA voters and population) then the Supreme Court will be admitting there exists no reason for anyone in the USA to maintain the rule of law or to consider the Supreme Court a functioning institution. To inflict upon women (the majority) conditions under the law that men (the minority) would never and have never accepted (or even been subject to) is the ultimate breach of Equal Protection under Law.
Note: A leak of an appalling draft ruling indicates that five justices plan to take away rape and incest victims' rights to privacy and bodily autonomy and instead the five justices will give that power over their lives to the rapists and people who commit incest. Parents of underage rape victims will no longer have any right to decide what is best for the mental health and physical well-being of their child as the five justices use their elitist arrogance to value rapists and people who commit incest over the integrity and dignity of crime victims. Since the court will be placing criminals above their victims, if the draft ruling becomes law the court will no longer possess any credibility for any victims of crime.
Note: A leak of an appalling draft ruling indicates five Supreme Court justices may be about to confirm they committed perjury to obtain their offices - an act that by definition makes them enemies of the United States Constitution, which the United States Armed Forces have solemnly sworn to defend against foreign and domestic enemies to protect the national citizenry.
Note: A leak of an appalling draft ruling indicates five Supreme Court justices are going to declare that women and men only have the right over their own bodies when it comes to medical prodecures that are "deeply rooted in our nation's history" which means any contemporary treatments including PAP smears, prostate cancer screenings and surgery, abortion, tumor surgery, antibiotics, spinal surgery, skin graft surgery, pacemaker surgery, eye surgery, heart defect surgery, HIV medication, x-rays, ultrasounds, brain surgery, all psychiatric and pain drugs, chemotherapy, organ transplantation, radiaion therapy, stem cell treatments, CRISPR and other gene therapy, CT scans, etc. can all be denied to people who need them based on sex without violating the Equal Protection Under Law clause of the United States Constitution. This will kill millions of American men, women, and children.
Note: A leak of an appalling draft ruling indicates five Supreme Court justices want to punish black people for being sexually active and having control over their own bodies and lives, forcing them to carry children against their wishes and remain in a cycle of poverty to deprive black Americans of their free choice and full participation in political and social life. The United States Supreme Court has a long history of harming black Americans. The five partisan justices are punishing black people for not having the same political beliefs as the political party that controls the five justices.
Note: A leak of an appalling draft ruling indicates five Supreme Court justices want to force women to produce offspring so the justices can engage in human trafficking of the "domestic supply of infants" - a breach of the basic indications of genocide - which means the five Supreme Court justices would be guilty of human trafficking and genocide (i.e. forcing women to give birth to children to coerce, force, or de facto force them into surrendering them to strangers). Forced pregnancy and sexual slavery are considered crimes against humanity.
Note: A leak of an appalling draft ruling shows it quotes a 17th Century jurist, but fails to mention this jurist advocated for legal rape. Not only would this draft ruling make five Supreme Court justices pro-rapists who give rapists more power over their victims' future than the victims or their guardians would have, but also mean the justices are violating the religious freedom of victims by trying to force the justices' religious beliefs upon victims and their families. Given the ongoing history of widespread child sexual abuse by the justices' proclaimed religious affiliations and the historical collusion of corrupt members of legal institutions to shield child rapists in the United States from any consequences, this draft ruling is all the more atrocious in violating freedom of conscience.
At this point, these corrupt politicians will resort to political theatre in a desparate attempt to keep those experiencing human rights violations engaged in the political process to try to distract from these politicians failing to protect the human rights of millions of people and their families.
Here is a chart to show the condition of the USA in 2022 (updated daily with any changes in national law or state activity):|
Employment Non-Discrimination: Large employers (intrinsic connection of sex to sexual orientation and gender identity, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
Military Non-Discrimination: Partial (even with Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, which occurred September 20, 2011; policy changes)
Housing Non-Discrimination: No
Education Non-Discrimination: No - Wealthy politicians in Congress in 2015 voted not to protect other people's kids and grandkids from bullying
Public Accommodations Non-Discrimination: No
Spousal Non-Discrimination: Partial
Parental Non-Discrimination: No
Health Non-Discrimination: No
Hate Crimes Coverage: Yes (but limited)
Uphold Equal Protection under Law: No
Uphold Freedom of Religion: No - Violates the First Amendment rights of LGBTA Americans
Uphold Equal Benefits for Taxpayers: No
Uphold Universal Declaration of Human Rights: No
EXECUTIVE AND CONGRESS MEMBERS
Members of Executive Take Money From Foreign Governments To Violate Human Rights of Americans: Yes
Members of Congress Take Money From Foreign Governments To Violate Human Rights of Americans: Yes
FEDERAL AGENCIES, COMMITTEES, AND DEPARTMENTS
Corrupt: FCC (1 commissioner - Carr - ignores 80% of Americans), HHS (genocidal), DOD, USDA, Former Attorney General Barr, DOJ, Senate Judiciary Committee (corrupted federal courts into non-independent and political), Supreme Court (the entire court - all 9 justices - they declared LGBT children in foster care have to be subject to anti-LGBT religious agencies' genocidal bias against LGBT children), Treasury (harming elderly, small businesses, and consumers), FEC (those commissioners betraying the country), DoC, Senate (52 members - 50 GOP and 2 DNC, including 43 Accessories to insurrection after the Fact and some before the Fact; former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had weeks to hold the senate trial before the inauguration but refused so he could wait to falsely proclaim not being able to put a former official on trial to let the lead insurrectionist get away with harming so many people including law enforcement officials during the attempted coup - afterward McConnell confessed publically to being part of the coup when he let the coup leader off the hook and then admitted he and the 42 other senators knew the coup leader was indeed guilty the entire time), CDC, CBP, DHS, Administrator of the USGSA, OCC (corrupted banking system, harming small businesses and consumers), U.S. House of Representatives (206 corrupt Republican representatives say it is okay for Americans to not uphold the human rights of other Americans - only 3 Republican representatives - 2 from NY, 1 from PA say otherwise)
PRO-DISCRIMINATION NATIONAL LAWS
Laws Requiring Americans to Discriminate: Yes in areas of Employment, Military, Housing, Education, Public Accommodations, Spousal, Parental, Health, Taxes
Actively Violates Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Yes
States Proactively Violating Human Rights: 16 out of 50* (pending in a few other states)
States Not Meeting Minimum Requirements of Democracy: 29 out of 50* (pending in a few other states)
States with Government Officials Guilty of Genocide: FL, AL, ID, VA, AR, MS, TN, MI, NC, ND, KY, SD, MO, KS, TX, OK, IA, SC, MT, AZ, OH (WV House, GA Senate, GA House, NE Executive, CO Senate, Alabama Supreme Court "justices" confessed to genocide in 2015 ruling, 4 of 7 Arizona Supreme Court "justices")
Percent of USA Population living in States Violating Human Rights: 26%* (pending in a few other states)
Percent of USA Population living in State Not Meeting Minimum Requirements of Democracy: 47%* (pending in a few other states)
* if you set aside national government violating human rights and not meeting minimum requirements of democracy. Otherwise it would be 100%.
It is important to note that approximately 267.1 million out of 321 million Americans realize that democracy has ended in much of the USA.
The U.S. President, Vice-President, Secretary of State, all members of the U.S. Senate, all members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and all members of the U.S. Supreme Court have confirmed that it has ended. Not a single one can answer the most fundamental question of all: Equal Protection Under Law is the heart of Democracy and human rights; it prevents numerically larger groups from depriving smaller groups and individuals of their basic rights and freedoms. Why should Americans maintain the Rule of Law under governments that violate the heart of Democracy?
When asked, none of them can explain. In fact, out of 1,000,000+ elected and appointed government officials and employees in the USA (Joint Chiefs of Staff, NSA, CIA, FBI, CDC, FDA, DOD, Governors, Attorneys General, Legislators, etc.) who all draw their paychecks and pensions from the pockets of the American public, precisely zero can answer that most fundamental question. And their inability to explain makes them exceedingly uncomfortable. Obviously no one wants to be caught at the helm, or be one of the crew, of such a proverbial Titanic after it has so blatantly hit the iceberg and is substantially submerged.
Meanwhile, the anti-democracy and anti-human rights environment makes it impossible for tens of millions of Americans to consider their government as meeting the basic requirements of justice and equality, safety and happiness, set forth in international law and in the founding Declaration of Independence. Diplomacy over the last 51 years since Stonewall has failed to end these mass human rights violations. It may seem strange that denying marriage equality to gay human beings was powerful enough of a subject to end democracy in most of the USA; just as providing free speech to people you adamantly dislike requires placing the grander principle over personal feelings to preserve democracy, marriage equality provoked enough disdain to override common sense in many Americans who failed to grasp and internalize the larger ramifications of violating Equal Protection Under Law, the heart of democracy.
Equal Protection Under Law is the foundation of democracy and human rights. It ensures larger groups do not deny smaller groups or individuals equal rights and liberties. Equality is not a popularity contest. Without the fulcrum of Equal Protection Under Law to provide balance, the levers of government, voting, and courts become meaningless, transformed into tools used simply to bash unpopular minorities, while simultaneously ending the credibility necessary for sustaining the rule of law.
Out of all the diverse U.S. politicians questioned from the entire political spectrum, not a single one could offer any explanation or reason why Americans should maintain the Rule of Law under governments violating the heart of democracy itself - Equal Protection Under Law. To verify for yourself this stark reality, ask politicians to explain: Why should Americans maintain the Rule of Law under governments violating the heart of democracy itself - Equal Protection Under Law? It is the most fundamental question of all.
(note: the members of the New York, Washington, Maryland, and California high courts, who devoted hundreds of pages to supporting violations of Equal Protection Under Law and thus ending democracy in their states at the time, could not even muster a single sentence to answer the question. In New York, Washington, and Maryland, the legislative and executive branches and populace have restored what the judicial destroyed.
note: Corrupt, genocidal members on the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals even ruled that you only have to outnumber people you dislike to ignore their rights and harm them; ruled that the U.S. Constitution is meaningless since you only have to outnumber individuals to harm them anytime you like; ruled that Equal Protection is de facto dead, since the corrupt members did not bother to answer the one question they were charged with addressing; and, in a whole new level of corruption, ruled that all citizens should actually ignore and abandon ever using courts under the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to exercise any of your federal constitutional rights or to resolve violations from now on - gutting the rule of law in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. True to absolute corruption, they ruled the rights of other people to Equal Protection under Law should be put up to a vote by larger groups, but not their own rights put up to a vote by larger groups. It is worth noting that the ruling was written by a former clerk of the late Supreme Court Justice Scalia, whose prejudice against gay human beings and their children is appalling.
note: The Alabama Supreme Court has a long infamous history of taking money to issue specific rulings. The speciously-named state "justices" are elected and have been corrupted by money since the founding of the state 200 years ago. You need only follow the money trail and the groups to which they issue rulings to discover the boundless corruption. The "justices" serve only the people who finance and support their campaigns for office. As a result, the Alabama Supreme Court has never in its entire existence met or even come close to the definition of a fair, impartial, independent judiciary. These "justices" have even committed genocide in 2015 for this blood money.
note: In his dissent against providing Equal Protection, Chief Justice Roberts cited Han Chinese, Aztecs, and Carthaginians as shining examples to maintain discrimination - which is appalling considering these people based their societies upon maintaining the religion-backed, ancient institution of slavery. He even mentions the Bushmen - but fails to mention they were slaves of slavery societies - the same societies that also treated women as property. The Chief Justice proclaims the hoary sanction of antiquity makes it wrong to ever change time-honored institutions of society. What does it say when a Chief Justice praises slavemasters as his moral compass for wanting to maintain discrimination in the 21st century. In his dissent against providing Equal Protection, Justice Alito argued that harming other people in the name of one's own religion is a core characteristic of religion that must be protected - leading one to wonder what type of religion based on harming other people this justice holds as his moral compass. In his dissent against providing Equal Protection, Justice Thomas decided to claim that governments putting people into slavery does not rob those targeted by the government of their human dignity - calling into question whether Justice Thomas has any grasp whatsoever on the concepts of dignity or slavery - which given his own ancestry only adds to the atrocious attempt to justify discrimination against people in the past and people in the present and future.)
In 2021, through the actions of "justices"(1), politicians(2), and/or members of populace(3), these states and the federal government violate Equal Protection Under Law, Basics of Court Systems (Fair, Impartial, Independent), and are not democracies: Alabama(1), Tennessee(1-2-3), Michigan(1-3-2), Idaho(2), Arkansas(2-3-1), Mississippi(2-3), Utah(2-1), Virginia(2), North Carolina(2), Louisiana(2-1), North Dakota(2), Kentucky(2), South Dakota(2), Missouri(2), Texas(2-1), Kansas(2), Oklahoma(2), South Carolina(2), Wisconsin(2), Ohio(2), Nebraska(2), Iowa(2), Florida(2-1), Indiana(2), Wyoming(2), Georgia(2), Arizona(2-1), Alaska(2), Pennsylvania(2), Montana(2),Federal Government(2), plus two states in flux.
It should be noted that historically democracies are prone to crumble or implode so odds already favored democracy ending. For instance, democracy was terminated by gerrymandering in Wisconsin, by legislators disenfranchising voters in direct violation the expressed will of a supermajority of voters in Florida, or by a single party of legislators introducing partisan politics into the judicial selection process in Iowa simply because the non-partisan justices would not bow to the desires of partisan legislators, or Arizona where the state supreme court justices declared civil rights laws covering equal treatment in the public marketplace regarding race, religion, gender, etc. are null and void if they conflict with a merchant's religious beliefs, rendering the rule of law moot in the state. It takes considerable effort to sustain a democracy, and as demonstrated repeatedly in the USA, surprisingly little to end one.
STEP 1a. KNOW YOUR STATE LEVEL GROUP
Locate your State Level human rights group. Whether you live in a town or in the countryside, it is crucial to know your State Level group. Many U.S. citizens (26%) live in states that fail to meet even the rudimentary requirements of a simple democracy (i.e. equal protection under law, impartial and independent judiciary, etc.) much less an advanced one (i.e. human rights fulfillment, assisting other regions in creating democracy, etc.). The remaining states are maturing at vastly different rates of development in fulfilling either democracy or human rights recognition. These groups reflect this. A few are focusing on more advanced areas such as spousal rights while most others are working on employment, housing, and other basic elements of nondiscrimination or human rights awareness. In any event, they are leading organizations within the region. Sometimes new groups are formed to address specific areas or to replace old ones when insufficient progress is being made. Get involved to make a difference, to help improve the nation, and to defend the human rights of your family, friends and neighbors.
People sometimes wonder which groups to support with donations, if you had to pick just a few. The answer is simple: select a group or groups you believe in. Study their mission, their involvement, their history, and their approach. There are plenty of groups that address any number of topics so if you have a particular area of interest you can generally find a related group or groups. Also, doublecheck the information because you want your donations to make the greatest impact. Remember that some groups are run completely by volunteers so your donation goes to advancing the mission of the group and not to paid staff. If you donate to a local group, you can see the results firsthand while donating at the state or national level can help carry out state or national advancements.
Select a region:
District of Columbia |
New Hampshire |
New Jersey |
New Mexico |
New York |
North Carolina |
North Dakota |
Puerto Rico |
Rhode Island |
South Carolina |
South Dakota |
West Virginia |
STEP 1b. PUBLICIZE YOUR STATE LEVEL GROUP
Publicize your State Level group. Tell friends and associates. Print and distribute the single-sheet, double-sided flier of State Level Equality Groups (available in the box to the right). Get the word out and assume no one knows anything. Become an educator by creating awareness about how to get in touch with State Level organizations. As more people learn how to get involved, achieving equality becomes easier. Help build an army of American human rights advocates.
STEP 2: Topic Groups
STEP 3: Help Out Community Groups
STEP 4: Understand Democracy and Human Rights
STEP 5: Assess Participation
STEP 6: Hold Top Human Rights Violators Accountable
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