Gina Raimondo on Civil Rights
Ban conversion therapy for minors
Governor Raimondo, joined by Youth Pride, Inc., held a bill signing of legislation banning conversion therapy for minors. Rhode Island is now the tenth state to take action to protect minors from the horrific ramifications of conversion therapy.
"LGBTQ youth should know that there is a place for them in Rhode Island," Governor Raimondo said. "Conversion therapy is archaic, harmful, and should never be inflicted upon children. Countless studies have demonstrated that the psychological effects
of conversion therapy are lasting and often devastating."
Conversion therapy encompasses a range of practices, many of which have been proven to be psychologically harmful, that aim to change an individual's sexual orientation or
gender identification. It is rooted in pseudo-science and has been linked to higher rates of depression, alcohol and drug abuse, and even suicide. The ceremony at the State Room followed the passage of 5277 SUB A.
Source: Press release on Rhode Island voting record on 5277 SUB A
, Aug 29, 2017
Fight for pay equity for working women
Income and social inequality across our country--and here in Rhode Island--threaten to leave far too many people behind. For our state to succeed, every Rhode Islander must have the opportunity to participate in its economic revitalization.
Left unaddressed, inequality also threatens to undermine any efforts to improve our state's economy. Gina will work every day to ensure that all Rhode Islanders are treated fairly and with the respect they deserve.
As governor, Gina will:
Source: 2014 R.I. Gubernatorial campaign website, GinaRaimondo.com
, Nov 4, 2014
- Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 in 2015 and index it to inflation, guaranteeing that workers will have a wage that keeps pace with the changing costs of the goods and services they buy,
regardless of which way the political winds are blowing.
- Protect Rhode Islanders from foreclosure with a Homeowner's Bill of Rights.
- Fight for Pay Equity for Rhode Island's working women.
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