Tag Archive | The Equality Act

US: Equality Act to protect LGBT+ citizens advances in Congress

US: Equality Act to protect LGBT+ citizens advances in Congress

A bill protecting US citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was passed by the House of Representatives with bipartisan support on Friday last (17 May). The Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that banned discrimination based on race, religion, sex, and national origin, will now be […]

US: Momentum for Equality Act Continues to Grow 3 Years After Bill First Introduced

US: Momentum for Equality Act Continues to Grow 3 Years After Bill First Introduced

240+ bipartisan members of Congress, and 115 leading businesses, have endorsed legislation to guarantee full federal equality to LGBTQ people In 30 states, LGBTQ Americans remain at risk of being fired, denied housing, or turned away from a business simply because of who they are Yesterday, in the US, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released […]