equality act

CONTACT YOUR SENATORS SUMMARY OF ISSUE The Equality Act (S. 393) would prohibit discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, credit, education, public accommodations (things like restaurants, hotels, and theaters), and jury service. It would also prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in programs receiving federal funding.  It passed the House of Representatives on February 25, 2021 – and now...


NCLR says LGBTQ community members are “still the targets of discrimination” and should not “live in fear” (San Francisco, CA, May 2, 2017)—Today, U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) introduced comprehensive bipartisan federal legislation to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. The Equality Act of 2017 would make it illegal to discriminate against a person based on sexual orientation or gender identity...