Bill Banning LGBTQ+ Discrimination, The Equality Act, Passes In The House 244-206

On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill banning the discrimination against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In a landmark vote, nearly as significant as the 2010 Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriages, LGBTQ+ people evicted, fired or denied service because of their gender identity or sexual orientation are closer to having legal recourse protecting their rights. The Equality Act is a formal amendment to the Civil Rights Act, to provide members of the LGBTQ+ community protection from discrimination under federal law. More than half of…

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