Step by step … another major one!
By Melanie Nathan, July, 23, 2015.
The Equality Act, was introduced today by U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) to provide protections against discrimination for LGBT Americans in all aspects of life, including housing, employment, public accommodations, credit, and education.
Finally, federal comprehensive nondiscrimination protection legislation has been introduced into Congress for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, (LGBT) people in the United States of America. Yes its hard to believe that it has taken this long. However, though many grassroots activists have been advocating for such legislation for a long time, it has only now been introduced and is clearly an imperative follow-up on the heels of the Supreme Court ruling for marriage equality in all 50 of the United States.
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) notes that this comprehensive legislation is aimed at ensuring…
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