House votes for the passage of the Equality Act and prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
“We already passed it in the House of Representatives – the Equal Opportunities Act, HR 5, to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community,” House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Said at a press conference at the Capitol Thursday morning. “This time it will not just be passed in the House, but on the way to being signed in the White House. We are very happy about that. “
After a tense and often personal debate, the House voted 224 to 206 in favor of the measure. Three Republicans join all Democrats to vote “yes”.
The legislation would change federal civil rights laws Ensure the protection of LGBTQ Americans in employment, education, housing, credit, jury service, and other areas. It is a top legislative priority for President Biden who, in a statement last week, described the bill as “a crucial step towards …