Equality campaign comes to UAB

Equality campaign comes to UAB

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

They are "On the Road to Equality," the human rights campaign is touring our state this week. On Friday, they will be making a stop UAB. It is part of Equality Alabama's ninth annual "Equality Week."

On Thursday, the HRC, Equality Alabama and the "No Hate Campaign" set up shop at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Organizers want to advance full equality for all Alabamians including homosexual and transgendered people. One specific area they are focused on is bullying at school.

"There are a couple of federal remedies we are looking at, including the safe schools improvement act and the student non-discrimination act.  We're also concerned about employment discrimination and housing discrimination and other kinds of discrimination faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people," said Jeremy Pittman with the Human Rights Campaign.

"In the state of Alabama, we recently had a poll that found majority support having protections for employment, hate crimes and also for protecting students.  So, we are excited to announce that," said Ralph Young with Equality Alabama.

The human rights campaign's "On the Road to Equality" tour will be outside UAB's Hill University Center between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.

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