|A bill was just introduced that would modify existing civil rights legislation that bans employment, housing, public accommodation, jury service, education, federal programs, and credit discrimination against LGBTQ+ people.
Even today, in most states, a gay couple can get married, post a photo on social media, and get fired from their jobs for it.
This new bill would add “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to the classes protected by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The 1964 act doesn’t protect discrimination against all protected classes in retail stores, emergency shelters, banks, transit, and pharmacies. This bill would update that.
If this bill were to be signed into law, it would be the first national nondiscrimination law for LGBTQ Americans. That is monumental.
More than a third of LGBTQ Americans live in the south, but there are no LGBTQ anti-discrimination laws in the south.
By enacting the Equality Act, those LGBTQ people living in the south would be protected. They wouldn’t have to worry about losing their jobs for being who they are.
If you believe in LGBTQ+ rights, sign and share this petition now.