Today the House Judiciary Committee is holding the first-ever hearing on the Equality Act. The legislation would guarantee explicit protections for LGBT people under existing civil rights laws, and strengthen protections for women and other minority groups.
Over 115 LGBTQ community centers have signed on to CAN's letter urging Congress to pass the Equality Act. 70 percent of Americans think these protections should be in place, and the legislation has unprecedented support from hundreds of lawmakers and more than 330 national and statewide organizations.
Right now an LGBTQ person could drive from Maine to California and their rights would change dozens of times. Equality for LGBTQ people is about basic human values and needs: the ability of everyday Americans to pursue health and happiness, earn a living, be safe in their communities, serve their country, and take care of the ones they love.
Will you take a moment to send a letter to your representatives urging them to support the Equality Act? Click here.