The House has passed the bipartisan Equality Act (H.R. 5), a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as protected classes alongside race, gender, religion, national origin, age, and disability. This would provide protections in employment, housing, public accommodations, public education, federal funding, credit, and the jury system. The Equality Act (S. 393) has now been introduced in this Senate as well. We need to urge the Senate to pass this legislation.
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