NOW was a leader in achieving marriage equality and continues to be committed to fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in all areas, including employment, housing, public accommodations, health services, child custody, and military policies.  NOW is committed to educational efforts that combat the adverse effects of homophobia, promote positive images in the media, and ultimately ensure civil rights protection for all.  NOW asserts the right of LGBTQIA individuals to live their lives with dignity and security.