Defending Civil Rights and Liberties
A long-time advocate for diversity and equality, Rebekah has fought to ensure that the civil rights of every Michigan resident are protected, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin or immigration status, by:
Defending and advancing LGBT couples' rights to secure health care benefits, adoption and marriage.
Ensuring that all citizens are able to exercise their right to vote freely and without intimidation.
Advancing proactive policies that will help reduce unintended pregnancies and increase access to birth control and emergency contraception (EC), or the “morning-after pill.”
Promoting medically accurate and age appropriate sex education for our children.
Protecting a woman’s right to choose.
Advocating for measures that would ensure our police and public safety officials have expanded sensitivity training to include LGBT issues.
Supporting the passage of a statewide anti-discrimination law that would protect people based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.
Championing an amendment to the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
Punishing hate crimes to the fullest extent of the law.
Preserving the right to free speech and assembly.
Defending affirmative action programs.