REP. ROSEN JOINS OVER 190 COLLEAGUES IN INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN EQUALITY ACT
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement after joining Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) to introduce the Equality Act of 2017 along with more than 190 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives:
“No American, regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation or background should ever face discrimination,” said Congresswoman Jacky Rosen. “This bill will provide our LGBT community with the protections in the many of areas across our country where discrimination based on sexual orientation is not already prohibited. I look forward to fighting alongside Congressman Cicilline and my colleagues across the aisle to ensure equal treatment for all Americans under the law.”
Despite significant advances, LGBT people across the country remain vulnerable to discrimination on a daily basis and too often have little recourse. The Equality Act ensures that the same protections already extended to other protected classes are equally available to LGBT Americans. It amends existing federal civil rights laws to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in education, employment, housing, credit, Federal jury service, public accommodations, and the use of Federal funds.