May 18, 2019

173 House Republicans vote against bill banning discrimination against alternative sex identity

Think Progress -The House of Representatives passed a sweeping nondiscrimination bill on Friday that would enhance protections for LGBTQ Americans, in a 236-173 vote. The vote was mostly along party lines, and all the no votes were from Republicans.

The bill, named The Equality Act, would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation in housing, employment, education, federal programs, jury service, public accommodations, and credit and lending. This bill also includes protections against discrimination in public spaces and services like retail stores, transportation services, banks, and legal services.

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