Gay rights advanced significantly in the last 25 years — no thanks to Congress
U.S. Senate voted on two bills dealing with gay rights. The Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibited the federal government from recognizing same-sex unions, passed with 85 votes, including every Republican and most Democrats.
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Feb 23, 2021 · Introduced in Senate (02/23/2021) Equality Act. This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system.
Jun 25, 2021 · Americans. June 25, 2021 • Statements and Releases. Freedom and equality are fundamental American values. But today, millions of Americans lack basic non-discrimination protections just because ...
Feb 18, 2021 · H.R.5 - Equality Act 117th Congress (2021-2022)|. H.R.5 - Equality Act. 117th Congress (2021-2022)
- There have been 2 roll call votes
Jul 13, 2021 · The Equality Act Held Up in Senate Due to Two Senators July 13, 2021 by Gerald Biggerstaff With Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema refusing to end the filibuster, there is little to no chance the Equality Act will become law.
Jun 21, 2021 · June 21, 2021. On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that the Equality Act has hit a wall in the Senate. The bill — which would add LGBT folks to the 1964 Civil Rights Act’s list of people legally protected from discrimination — is supported by a strong majority of the population and is fairly uncontroversial; however, according to the Post it is being held up by the absence of Republican support, which means that, under current Senate rules, it lacks a super-majority and will not ...
- Scott Soriano
The Equality Act will change all of this — but we need your help to get it passed. The Equality Act has passed through the House twice — first in 2019 and again in February 2021 — but has not yet been passed by the Senate. When it did pass in the House in 2019, it did not have presidential support.
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