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Tue Jul 21, 2015, 09:09 AM Jul 2015

Democrats Plan To Introduce Sweeping LGBT Rights Bill In Congress This Week


Democrats in Congress plan to introduce broad legislation this week to protect LGBT people from discrimination — including in housing, workplaces, schools, and public accommodations. In effect, the Equality Act would extend the same raft of rights to LGBT Americans that are currently afforded to other protected groups, including people of color, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The bill marks the first major attempt by Democrats to advance LGBT rights in both chambers of Republican-led Congress since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality in June.

The measure has been long in the works and attempts to get traction where a more narrowly tailored LGBT workplace nondiscrimination bill — known as ENDA — had faltered for years.

Let's get this done! It's well past time for equality for all, regardless of bigot's cries of "religious liberty" as they try to keep us in the past.
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Democrats Plan To Introduce Sweeping LGBT Rights Bill In Congress This Week (Original Post) DemocraticWing Jul 2015 OP
K&R Starry Messenger Jul 2015 #1
And while they're at it: How about the Equal Rights Amendment? Raster Jul 2015 #2
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