The LGBTQ Equality Act bypasses House and heads the Senate
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives has passed extensive legislation Prohibition of Discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity, though there is an uncertain future in the Senate.
The legislature passed the legislation on a 224-206, mostly party-political voting. Three Republicans voted with all Democrats.
The law is one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities in legislation he plans to pass during his first 100 days in office.
The legislation changes civil rights laws, including the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which banned discrimination based on race, color, religion, and national origin, to include protections based on gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It would also prohibit such discrimination in public places, on …