Written Testimony in Support of the Equality Act

By The Williams Institute

In early April 2019, the US House of Representatives held the first-ever hearings on the Equality Act, bipartisan federal legislation that would expressly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodations, jury service, and other settings.

Williams Institute scholars provided the House committees with expert written testimony that outlines the empirical need for explicit federal nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans in all areas of the Equality Act, including

Discrimination by State Governments
Brad Sears and Christy Mallory

Healthcare
Jocelyn Samuels

LGBT Employment Discrimination
M.V. Lee Badgett

Bullying and Harassment of LGBT Youth
Kerith J. Conron

Minority Stress
Ilan H. Meyer

Discrimination against Transgender People
Jody L. Herman

Foster Care Systems
Bianca D.M. Wilson

LGBT Discrimination in the Judicial System
Todd Brower

LGBT Health
Gary W. Harper

See how many people would be protected by the Equality Act in the areas of employment, education, housing, public accommodations, and credit, here.

Learn more about the experiences of discrimination by LGB people, here.

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