Read through a timeline of the legislation that was introduced to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in the 40 years since the first Equality Act.
HRC's searchable database allows you to see where your Members of Congress stand on key legislation.
HRC works around the clock to lobby members of Congress on critical legislation that would greatly affect the lives of LGBTQ Americans.
HRC wants to provide you with information on how your elected officials have voted on the issues of equality.
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Explore: Federal Advocacy
Find out more about HRC’s efforts to secure full federal protections and benefits for the LGBTQ community.
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We Are With You: Resources for the LGBTQ Community During a Time of Need
To every LGBTQ person across this nation feeling stunned and disheartened by the election results, and questioning if they have a place in our country today, we say this: you do.Read more
Companies Launch Business Coalition for the Equality Act
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.Read more
A History of Federal Non-Discrimination Legislation
View a timeline of the legislation that was introduced to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in the forty years since the first Equality Act.Read more
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- 2 anti-#LGBTQ bills are making their way to @GregAbbott_TX's desk. The legislative session is almost over & he need… https://t.co/Hh01NPyawv... via @hrc
- Thank you Gov. @BrianSandoval & @GovMalloyOffice for protecting #LGBTQ youth from this dangerous practice https://t.co/MSsGLKMqEv... via @hrc