The Equality Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in February 2021.
The bill would ban LGBTQ discrimination in the workforce, housing, education, credit, jury service and other areas, extending the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Speaker Nancy Pelosi heralded the introduction of the legislation in a statement, saying, “With the reintroduction of the Equality Act, Congressional Democrats are making a resounding commitment to this truth: that all Americans must be treated equally under the law, not just in the workplace, but in every place.”
President Joe Biden has said he supports the legislation. Republicans have been opposed to the bill when it was introduced in the past.