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
LGBT Employment Discrimination
M.V. Lee Badgett
Bullying and Harassment of LGBT Youth
Kerith J. Conron
Ilan H. Meyer
Discrimination against Transgender People
Jody L. Herman
Foster Care Systems
Bianca D.M. Wilson
LGBT Discrimination in the Judicial System
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.