Democrats promised to ban LGBT discxrimination on the federal level if they win

SAN FRANCISCO, CA- JUNE 28: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi rides in the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The 2015 pride parade comes two days after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

According to the Washington Blade, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi confirmed that the long-neglected LGBT Equality Act was going to be her first and main goal if she could keep her seat in the Congress for at least one more term. Currently sexuality and gender identity are not mentioned in the federal anti-discriminatory laws. It meant that LGBT-protecting anti-discriminatory measures vary from state to state and there are several states where such measures are absent at all. A spokesperson for Pelosi confirmed that the Democrats would head a major push on the Equality Act in the House of Representatives if the party wins a majority in the midterm elections in the country next month. The spokesperson told the Blade: “In the House, the majority will signal a piece of legislation is a top priority by assigning it a bill number between 1 and 10. Leader Pelosi has decided the Equality Act will get one of these priority bill numbers, indicating its importance to House Democrats.”


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