Equality Act: Banning anti-LGBT discrimination


This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the Equality Act – legislation that would enact federal protections against anti-LGBT legislation.

The Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, jury service, education, federal programs and credit.

After the news conference, Pelosi told the Washington Blade “we’ll see” when asked when she’d bring legislation to a floor vote, but was confident the House would approve it. (The Republican-controlled Senate is a different story.)

via WashingtonBlade.com