There is a new push to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in the USA nationwide


Many of the largest employers in the US have backed the Equality Act, a bill set to be reintroduced to Congress that would add federal discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. It is currently legal to discriminate against LGBT+ people in 30 US states due to patchy state-level protections, as efforts to pass US-wide LGBT+ civil rights laws have been stalled for many years. The Equality Act, which would extend existing civil rights laws to cover discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, will be reintroduced in the House of Representatives next week in a bid to break the impasse. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pledged to make the bill a priority after the chamber became Democrat-controlled, though she realized that the Republican-dominated Senate will oppose it.“Will be launching our Equality Act to end discrimination for the LGBTQ community and we will be launching our initiative to protect the Dreamers and temporary-protected status persons in our country,” said Pelosi.


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