Reintroduction of the Equality Act
Statement of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders Executive Director Janson Wu
LGBTQ people live in every state, city and town in the U.S. We are part of families, workplaces, and communities. And like everyone else, LGBTQ Americans want and deserve to work, be safe in public spaces, and live our lives free from discrimination.
But the reality is that one in four LGBTQ people reported experiencing discrimination in the last year, including 97% of transgender people. Yet thirty states still provide no explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.
Passing the Equality Act will provide critical, clear non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people under federal law, and will make America more fair and more just for everyone.