In June, we celebrated Pride and the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. A particularly celebratory moment this year was SCOTUS ruling on Bostock v. Clayton County—SCOTUS ruled that companies do not have the right to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace.
This was a landmark moment, but there’s still more work to do.
Recently, the Trump administration rolled back protections for LGBTQ+ people in the Affordable Care Act that made it illegal for doctors, hospitals, and others to deny care to a person if they disapproved of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
With the new rule, it is now legal to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people and those who identify as women in healthcare.
We’re over this awful game of whack-a-mole against bad rules, court positions, and legislation, so it’s past time for comprehensive protections.
It’s time for Congress to pass the Equality Act.
This bill applies legal equality to literally all areas of civil rights.
It would amend our nation’s civil rights law and provide LGBTQ+ people and their families clear, consistent protections nationwide—including in employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces, and services; federally funded programs; and jury service.
Join us in demanding Congress pass the Equality Act!