Support the Equality Act
Breaking NewsHRC is proud to launch Business Coalition for the Equality Act. A majority of Americans -- 70 percent -- agree that it’s time for full and comprehensive LGBTQ protections.Learn More
Watch VideoHRC's endorsement of The Equality Act accompanies several other statements of support for federal LGBTQ non-discrimination protections.Watch Video
In March 2016, HRC announced the launch of HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act, a coalition of 60 major employers that have officially endorsed the bipartisan Equality Act.
Luke Peterson has testified three times before lawmakers about the need for a state non-discrimination law — once for each of the times he believes he’s lost a job because of his sexual orientation.
HRC is looking for LGBTQ Americans who are willing to share their personal experiences with discrimination. It's vitally important to share personal stories as work begins on The Equality Act.
Equality Act Impact
The Equality Act provides basic protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, access to public spaces, housing, education, jury service, credit and federal funding. The bill does not change the protections available for religious institutions under federal law or the First Amendment.
The Need for Full Equality
The patchwork of current LGBTQ legal protections leaves millions subject to uncertainty and potential discrimination that impacts their safety, their family and their way of life.