On February 18, 2021, champions of the Equality Act introduced this legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. The House plans to vote on this bill this week! Please act now by contacting your congressmember and urging them to vote for the Equality Act!
Today, discrimination remains commonplace for LGBTQ people. Passing the Equality Act would protect LGBTQ people in their everyday lives, by ensuring fair access to housing, banking, health care, work, voting, jury service, places of public accommodations, and more.
For decades, our national government has wrongly denied full and lasting federal civil rights protections to LGBTQ people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Patchwork protections leaves LGBTQ people, our families, and our children highly vulnerable, especially when we are Black or brown, Transgender or gender non-binary, living with multiple marginalized identities, with disabilities, in poverty, as immigrants and in so many other situations.
Your voice is needed to change our nation’s laws and make history! It’s been 52 years since the Stonewall Rebellion and 46 years since the first version of the bill was introduced. Tell your congressmember: “I need explicit federal nondiscrimination laws that will protect all of me, all the time. Vote for the Equality Act.”