UPDATE: THE EQUALITY ACT IS CURRENTLY AWAITING CONSIDERATION FROM THE SENATE. It needs to gain 60 votes in the Senate in order to be sent to President Biden’s desk. President Biden has committed to signing the bill into law.
Discrimination is still commonplace for LGBTQ+ Americans. Opponents of LGBTQ+ equality continue to file discriminatory bills in states across the country in an attempt to undermine existing protections in adoption, marriage and access to basic public services and businesses. Full federal nondiscrimination protections would ensure that all LGBTQ+ Americans can live, work, and access public spaces free from discrimination, no matter what state they call home.
The nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute recently found that national support for these protections is around 83 percent. This is the strongest level of support the bill has ever seen, and it is likely that the Equality Act will soon go up for a vote in the U.S. Senate. We must tell lawmakers that now is the time to pass this legislation.
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