We Urge Susan Collins to Support the Equality Act

By unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, Congregation Beth Israel urges Senator Susan Collins to provide her support for the current Equality Act.  We ask her to set aside unnecessary concerns over transgender sports participation and “religious liberty.”

As a religious institution, we see no real threat to religious liberty by affording federal workplace protections to LGBTQ+ citizens.

We recognize Senator Collins’ past commitment to LGBTQ issues, such as ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and her work against the Defense of Marriage Act, and hope that she continues to sustain her legacy of support for these fundamental rights.

Our Letter to Senator Susan Collins (PDF)