Tell your senators to pass the Equality Act!

We need the Equality Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
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The Equality Act would provide protections for LGBTQIA+ people in our communities

If passed, the Equality Act would update existing civil rights laws to include protections for LGBTQIA+ people.

The Equality Act would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in areas including employment, housing, credit, education, and more.

29 states currently do not protect LGBTQIA+ people from discrimination

Each state currently sets their own laws on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and only 21 states have any protections against LGBTQIA+ discrimination.

Senator Jeff Merkley explained "in 29 states, Americans can still be evicted, be thrown out of a restaurant, or be denied a loan because of who they are or whom they love."

The Equality Act would make LGBTQIA+ discrimination illegal in all states and would provide clear guidance to legal systems across the country on how to treat LGBTQIA+ discrimination.

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