The Equality Act
The ability to be treated with dignity and respect should never depend on who you are, who you love, or what zip code you call home.
Right now, we have a patchwork of state-based protections for LGBTQ people across the country – but millions of LGBTQ Americans remain vulnerable to discrimination every day.
The Equality Act would update the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal civil rights laws to affirm that sexual orientation and gender identity are clearly and explicitly included within those protections.
This is a pivotal moment for our community, and for everyone who believes in fairness and equality. The Equality Act passed in the House, but we need support in the Senate.
Let’s make sure this U.S. Congress is the one to pass the Equality Act and bring a level playing field to LGBTQ people nationwide as we live our lives. We give so much to our communities, work, and families and need and deserve the same dignity, fairness, and respect as others.
GLAD is a proud co-founding member of the Freedom & Opportunity For All campaign. The campaign, which has support from hundreds of the nation’s top leaders in civil rights, faith, education, health care, and advocacy, will continue growing nationwide support for federal anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, women, people of color, and people of all faiths.
Watch the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing (March 17, 2021)