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Equality Act

The Equality Act of 2015 is a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate that if passed would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include protections that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex in the areas of employment, housing, public education, federal funding, and credit.

Fifty years ago today, Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment, which could help shore up rights for queer people along with current legislation. 

March 22 2022 8:00 AM

New members of HRC's Business Coalition for the Equality Act include Edward Jones, REI, Honeywell, McDonald's, Harley-Davidson, and more.

January 25 2022 9:00 AM

More than 50 Arizona LGBTQ+ activists and allies call on the Human Rights Campaign to urge Sinema to back filibuster reform so that key legislation can move forward.

January 19 2022 9:55 PM

While Congress waffles on the Equality Act, LGBTQ+ youth suffer.

August 17 2021 3:20 PM

Exclusive: Biden officially proclaimed June 2021 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, calling for action on the Equality Act and against deadly transphobia.

June 01 2021 5:30 AM

Knowing your child faces legal discrimination is a silent agony for many parents.

May 08 2021 12:39 PM