March 18, 2021
Wednesday’s powerful Senate Judiciary Hearing highlighted the urgency of passing the Equality Act.
Committee members and the public heard compelling arguments from legislators and community leaders. We heard poignant stories from transgender high school sophomore Stella Keating about how the Equality Act will mean greater opportunity for her and other young people, and from Edith Guffey, an African American faith leader and mother about how the bill will increase safety and opportunity for her transgender child.
LGBTQ people across the country continue to face discrimination without secure legal protections. Their stories make it clear: passing this legislation will change people’s lives. With these testimonies fresh in the mind of our Senators, it’s time to let them know that we need them to support the Equality Act when it gets to the Senate floor.
The time to act is now. Tell your Senator to support the Equality Act using the tool below, or call (202) 224-3121.
We have a chance to make lasting change for LGBTQ people by passing this critical legislation. The Equality Act will ensure that LGBTQ people – and all people – can contribute to their families, communities, and workplaces while being treated with the dignity and equality all Americans need and deserve.
The Equality Act also updates the Civil Rights Act to ensure protections for all of us. The bill by extends nondiscrimination protections in public spaces on the basis of sex, and modernizes the legal definition of public accommodations to apply to retailers, public venues, and transportation – places where people of color and people of minority faiths consistently face discrimination.
The vast majority of Americans support updating our federal laws to explicitly prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people. Let your Senators know now how important it is to vote YES on the Equality Act. We can pass clear, consistent federal discrimination protections if we act today!