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The Equality Act Protects All Americans

By Charlotte Robinson, October 08, 2021

Passing the Equality Act would provide federal legislation that will modernize & improve our nation’s civil rights laws by including explicit, permanent protections for LGBTQ people as well as women, people of color & people of all faiths. A new survey released by Public Religion Research Institute found that a large majority of Americans (82%) favor laws that protect our LGBTQ community from discrimination in jobs, public accommodations & housing. The proportion of Americans who support nondiscrimination legislation has risen more than 10 percentage points since 2015. More than 400 major U.S. companies including Coca-Cola, Apple, General Mills & others have endorsed the Equality Act because they believe it’s good for their employees & their businesses. Erin Uritus, CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates stated, “It is time for Congress to act. Every day that passes without the Equality Act means our nation’s laws are woefully lagging behind our basic ideals of equality & fairness. LGBTQ Americans are vulnerable to discrimination & having their protections hang in the balance across virtually every sphere of daily life. Nobody should have to live in fear of discrimination because of who we are or who we love.” Kierra Johnson, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund stated, “The lives of millions of LGBTQ people in this country & our families would be improved through the Equality Act.” Brian K. Bond, Executive Director, PFLAG National concluded, “Parents of LGBTQ+ people want for their children what all parents want for their children: The opportunity to live, learn, work, pray & play safely, fairly & free from discrimination, harassment & harm.” For More Info…

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