Expanded civil rights protections for the LGBTQ+ community are within reach. Two years ago the House passed the Equality Act, a bill that would extend fundamental civil rights protections to the LGBTQ+ community to prevent discrimination in individuals’ daily lives. This year – with Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress – we are poised to take a giant leap toward true equality for every American, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. The House vote is expected as early as tomorrow, so we must act quickly!
While the LGBTQ+ movement has made great strides over the years, LGBTQ+ people still aren't guaranteed nationwide the same federal protections from discrimination that protect people based on their race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and religion. It’s vital that we ensure equal protection for everyone under the law, particularly in light of the far-right’s continued attacks on both LGBTQ+ rights and the Equality Act itself.
Sign now to urge the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Equality Act without delay!