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Pat Robertson: Passing Equality Act Will Make 'Land Vomit You Out'
The televangelist said the bill to protect LGBTQ citizens "is a devastating blow to religious freedom."
Mackenzie Harris, Faith in Public Life
Interfaith Groups Rally In Support Of Equality Act For LGBTQ Rights
Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus urged Congress to pass the bill, which would outlaw discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity.
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Equality Act Faces Lack Of GOP Support Upon Being Reintroduced In Congress
By David Crary, AP
The LGBTQ rights movement’s top legislative priority could face an uphill battle.
Selisse Berry Talks Out & Equal Workplace Summit And LGBT Equality (AUDIO)
Emmy Award Winning Broadcast Journalist
Out & Equal is the world's largest non-profit dedicated to achieving LGBT workplace equality and works with Fortune 1,000 companies and government agencies around the world to provide a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for LGBT employees.
The Word "Cisgender": An Unlikely Semantic Revolutionary
Blogger, essayist, scholar
After a "Holy merde!" on seeing someone I knew making international headlines, I began reflecting on the future of the male
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New Hampshire Governor Bans Transgender Discrimination In State Government
There's still no federal law barring people from being fired for being LGBT.
Through Our Tears the Fight for Equality and Gun Control Goes On
non-profit consultant, public speaker and political analyst
The nation is mourning with the families and friends of those who died and praying for a speedy and full recovery for those
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Democrats Remind Nation There's An Easy Way To Stop The Outbreak Of Anti-LGBT Laws
The Equality Act would provide nondiscrimination protections at the federal level.
Dear Gay White Brothers
Chris Cormier Maggiano
President, Cormier & Co.
I hope we don't soon forget what silence felt like when hatred was directed at us, and instead reach back through that door. In this legacy-defining moment, what choice will you make?
Transgender Issues Finally Gain Recognition On Capitol Hill
"The violence against the transgender community is a national crisis."
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White House Endorses LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill
"It is now clear that the administration strongly supports the Equality Act."
DNC Summer Meeting From a LGBT Perspective
Barbra Casbar Siperstein
Trans Grandparent, Political and Societal Activist, DNC Execut...
The status and support for The Equality Act is a major story and should be a continuing dialogue for all LGBTQ Americans and families and allies in 2016 election cycle.
The Equality Act Would Provide Comprehensive LGBT Civil Rights. It's About Time.
Rabbi Steve Fox
Rabbi Hara Person
Despite how pleased we were with the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage, in many states, members of the LGBTQ community are still at risk of losing their jobs for their sexual orientation, lack protection from physical violence, or are denied rights to hospital visits with ill spouses.
The New Equality Act: Every Great Company Should Step Up Now and Support this Legislation
President, Elizabeth Birch Company/Global Out
A recent LGBT victory in the US Supreme Court brought marriage equality to every state in our nation. But it still comes as news to many Americans that if you are gay, you can still be fired in many jurisdictions in this country.
Quiet Policy Victories Spell Big Wins for Athletics
Civil Rights Lawyer, Sports Inclusion Advocate
It's up to advocates to create the right legal and policy environments for those athletes, coaches, and fans to live their lives openly. And two recent civil rights developments have the potential to do that.
Mary Bonauto, Civil Rights Advocates and Activists Talk LGBT Equality (AUDIO)
Emmy Award Winning Broadcast Journalist
It was an intimate celebration with GLAD Board members and leaders who worked tirelessly to achieve equality for our LGBT community, including Mary Bonauto, GLAD's Civil Rights Project Director.
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Sen. Jeff Merkley: It Doesn’t 'Feel Right' To Separate LGBT Equality Act From 1964 Civil Rights Act
"It just didn’t feel right to have that separation when essentially we’re talking about the same fundamental issues..."
The Equality Act, Part One -- Introduction
Executive Director, Gender Rights Maryland
Last Thursday Senate and House Democrats, 205 in all, introduced the Equality Act (S.1858/H.R.3185). Like ENDA since 2009, it is fully inclusive, covering gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. That is today's reality, and will not be a bargaining chip.
Rep. David Cicilline: LGBT People Are Entitled To 'Full Equality'
The Equality Act, an historic, comprehensive LGBT civil rights bill, was introduced in both the Senate and the House last
Debunking the Crazy Homophobic Claims About the Equality Act
Seattle-based writer & storyteller
Ever notice the big gay loophole in the Civil Rights Act? It's great that we just won marriage -- but in most states you can still be fired, or kicked out of your home, or refused basic services on the basis of who you love or the gender you express.
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