The Equality Act Is Just the Beginning
by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. David Cicilline
March 13, 2019
Today, the House Democratic majority took a momentous step toward securing the full blessing of equality for the LGBTQ community and our country.
Led by the vision and values of our diverse, dynamic new members and inspired by your courage, we are bringing our nation closer to its founding promise of full equality by introducing the Equality Act — to finally, fully end discrimination against LGBTQ Americans.
The Equality Act is simple. It says, unequivocally, that LGBTQ Americans deserve the full protections guaranteed by the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. To dismantle the discrimination undermining our democracy, we must ensure that all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are treated equally under the law — not just in the workplace, but in education, housing, credit, jury service and public accommodations as well.