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US Lawmakers Re-Introduce LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation In Congress

US Lawmakers Re-Introduce LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation In Congress US Lawmakers Re-Introduce LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation In Congress
Montez Delgado | 04 May, 2017, 13:14

The bipartisan legislation would provide clear and equal protections under federal law for all Americans in vital areas of life, like employment, access to public spaces, housing, credit, education, jury service, and federally-funded programs.

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), and more than 200 other members of Congress today introduced the Equality Act, a comprehensive federal bill that prohibits discrimination against LGBT people and women. Pelosi said that while she was heartened by a ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals finding that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act applies to LGBTQ individuals, it is well past time that Congress amend the law to explicitly include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics.

"Today in most states, you can get married on Saturday, post your wedding photos on Facebook on Sunday and get fired from your job or get kicked out of your apartment on Monday just because of who you are. When we pass the Equality Act, non-discrimination will be the law of the land here in America once and for all, and that day could not come sooner".

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Democrats have relaunched the Equality Act which if passed will ensure non-discrimination policies for the LGBT community.

Currently, LGBT Americans have no protection from discrimination in 29 states. Because of this, LGBTQ people can be fired, evicted, or denied a loan due to their sexual orientation & gender identity. Every American should have a fair chance to earn a living, provide for their families, and live their lives without fear of discrimination.

Despite the historic Supreme Court ruling almost two years ago that made marriage equality the law of the land, discrimination against LGBT individuals remains legal in most states.

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On Tuesday, 46 US Senators, led by Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), re-introduced federal legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT Americans. "I feel America is ready to take her next steps forward in the march for fairness, equality, and opportunity", Baldwin said. "It's critical that Congress pass the Equality Act into law".

"No person's fundamental rights should be determined by which side of a state line they live on", Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said in a statement.

"At this very moment, half of all LGBTQ Americans live in a state where they are at risk of being fired, denied housing, or refused service just because of who they are". That is why we need strong federal non-discrimination legislation'. "It's time to have the Equality Act on the floor of the House and the floor of the Senate for a full debate". Poison pill or "religious freedom" amendments to the Equality Act could weaken the historic measure if they become law along with the Equality Act. Summarizing Pelosi's words, it was clear that numerous Equality Act's supporters view the Trump administration as an "obstacle" to passage of the act, rather than an ally. "And at its core, that's what the Equality Act is all about". Polling released past year by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) found that support for a bill like the Equality Act topped 70 percent nationally, including a majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents.

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