Sunday, February 23, 2014

Judy Morgan Responds To My Letter


Dear William,

Thank you for contacting me about House Bill 1858, sponsored by Rep. Steve Webber, and Senate Bill 757, sponsored by Sen. Jolie Justus.   As always, I welcome the opportunity to hear from constituents of the 24th District.

As you probably know, members of the LGBT community can be fired from their jobs, kicked out of their homes, or denied public accommodations just because they are gay.  And currently they have no recourse under Missouri laws.  This is so wrong.  HB 1858 and SB 757 would correct this situation by revising the definition of “discrimination” to include unfair treatment based on sexual orientation and gender identity. With passage of these two bills, members of the LGBT community would be able to file complaints with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights whenever any person or any entity has discriminated against them in the areas of employment, housing, or public accommodations.

Like you, I believe in equality for all.  I am most appreciative to Rep. Webber for sponsoring HB 1858 and I’m proud to be one of the other 51 co-sponsors.  I am also thankful to Sen. Justus for sponsoring SB 757 on the Senate side.  You can count on me to vote for these bills.

Thanks again for sharing your concerns with me.  I also wanted to let you know that I send out a weekly email update on what’s been happening in Jeff City. If you’re not already on our email list and would like to be added, please let me know at judy.morgan@house.mo.gov.

Cordially,

Judy Morgan
MO State Representative
24th District

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From: Human Rights Campaign [hrc@hrc.org] on behalf of William Rosen [ohthebilldotcom@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:11 PM
To: Judy Morgan
Subject: It's time to support equality in Missouri

Feb 18, 2014

Representative Judy Morgan
State Capitol, Room 101-G
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Representative Morgan,

As your constituent, a supporter of the Human Rights Campaign, and a
person who believes in equality for all, I'm asking you to vote YES on
HB 1858 and SB 757 to protect all Missouri residents from
discrimination.

These issues matter to my family and me. I urge you to support all
citizens of Missouri by supporting equality for all.

Sincerely,

William Rosen
Kansas City, MO 64109-1408