Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Equality Act to Prohibit LGBTQ Discrimination

March 13, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) joined a bipartisan coalition of 238 colleagues in introducing the Equality Act (H.R. 5). The legislation would extend civil rights protections to the LGBTQ community by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in education, employment, housing, credit, Federal jury service, public accommodations, and the use of Federal funds. 

“Too often, the LGBTQ community still faces discrimination in the workplace, in education, or when trying to find a home,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. “It’s long overdue that we extend civil rights protections to the LGBTQ community and ensure equal treatment for all Americans under the law—regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, or national origin.”

Background: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has cosponsored and supported anti-discrimination legislation like the Fair and Equal Housing Act, Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act, Juror Non-Discrimination Act, Student Non-Discrimination Act, Safe Schools Improvement Act, Do No Harm Act, and the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act. Additionally, Rep. Gabbard has advocated in support of the LGBTQ community serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. She earned a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign during the 115th Congress. For more on the congresswoman’s work to fight for civil rights and equality, click here.

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