About

Our Activisim

Stonewall Democrat’s work within the Democratic Party has lead to tangible benefits for our families. Most of this work has taken place on the local level. Our work has seen Democratically-controlled bodies repeatedly enact pro-equality legislation through local school boards, county commissions and state legislatures. Local change doesn’t always receive the same amount of press as federal legislation. In recent years, however, our equality has arrived through grassroots politics – just the kind of political activism that Stonewall specializes in!

Our Purpose

  • Inform Democratic candidates and officeholders of issues of importance to members of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered community and our supporters (herein also referred to as the GLBT community);
  • Promote the Democratic Party’s message of economic justice and social progress in the GLBT community;
  • Evaluate candidates for public office and actively support those candidates who best promote the Organization’s mission;
  • Encourage the participation of members of the Organization in the campaigns of Democratic candidates and at all levels of the Democratic Party;
  • Facilitate the election of Democratic candidates to public office by maximizing Democratic turnout in the GLBT community;
  • Build coalitions with other organizations and communities that support the Organization’s mission, reach out to underrepresented and diverse groups within our community in order to bring about greater harmony and understanding and increase the Organization’s visibility and influence through participation in community activities and events;
  • Make Tarrant County a better place for GLBT people to live, work, play and raise families.

Civil Rights Enforcement

(extracted from the city of Fort Worth web site)

The Civil Right Enforcement Division is empowered to enforce City ordinances that prohibit discrimination and the following federal statutes:

  • Title VIII of the Fair Housing Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended,
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) as amended.

Additionally this office takes charges under the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008. EPA and GINAcharges will be forwarded to EEOC for investigation and resolution.

Housing

The City’s Housing Ordinance and the Federal Fair Housing Act protect an individual in the area of housing (terms and conditions, rental, leasing, buying or selling) based on race, color sex, religion, national origin, familial status (children under the age of 18), and disability. The ordinance also protects an individual from discrimination based sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and transgender.

Landlord/Tenant Rights & Responsibilities

This Division also provides information on renter’s rights and Texas law.

Employment

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the ADEA, the ADA and Fort Worth’s Employment Ordinance protect individuals from difference in treatment in their employment because of their race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age (over the age of 40) and disability. The Employment Ordinance also protects an individual from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and transgender.

Public Accommodations Ordinance

Fort Worth’s Public Accommodations Ordinance makes it unlawful for any place of business to deny access to goods and services to anyone because of that person’s race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and/or transgender status.

(extracted from the city of Fort Worth web site)