by GLAAD | Updated on 3.8.19
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other fair-minded Members of Congress are set to introduce the Equality Act in Congress, and you can add your voice to help it pass.
Under the Equality Act, LGBTQ people would have guaranteed, across-the-board protections in their everyday lives. A person’s sexual orientation or gender identity would be added as a protected class that would prevent any form of discrimination at the workplace, at home, or any other public venue – such as a pharmacy or school.
We need your voice to make sure Speaker Pelosi and the U.S. House know just how important this law would be for the 11.1 million Americans who identify as LGBTQ across the country.
Contact your Congressperson today, and tell them that the Equality Act must pass as soon as possible!
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