September 7, 2020
The Equality Act was passed by the House of Representatives last May, marking an important win for the LGBTQ community. While federal laws already exist protecting people from discrimination based on race, religion, sex, and disability, the Equality Act proposes adding protections for sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Equality Act now faces a major challenge in the Republican-dominated Senate. Read on for 5 quick facts about the Equality Act, plus quick actions you can take to support the passing of this historic bill.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act are among the civil rights laws that would be expanded.
49% of U.S. adults believe more can be done to protect the transgender community.
27 states have no LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections at all.
The Equality Act aims to protect this marginilaized community.
In Bostock v. Clayton County, This was a major victory, but just days after the decision, Republican Senator James Lankford blocked the Equality Act from going to a vote in the Senate.