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House LGBT Equality Caucus on the Fairness for All Act

Dec 6, 2019
Press Release

 

DATE:  December 6, 2019

CONTACT:  shawn.gaylord@mail.house.gov; 202-225-2305

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

House LGBT Equality Caucus on the Fairness for All Act

Washington D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today noted with concern the introduction of the Fairness for All Act.   

“This bill does not protect LGBTQ people,” said LGBT Equality Caucus Co-Chair Rep. David N. Cicilline (RI-01). “Instead it codifies discrimination. The House already overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan Equality Act, which will ensure equal protection under the law for LGBTQ Americans. The Senate should bring the Equality Act up without further delay.”

In May of this year, with a  bipartisan vote of 236-173, the House passed The Equality Act -  landmark legislation which would provide clear, comprehensive anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans in regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations.

Founded in 2008, the mission of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus is to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. The Caucus, which is led by the seven openly LGBT members of Congress, is strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBT people in the U.S. and around the world.

 

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