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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.
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HRC works around the clock to lobby members of Congress on critical legislation that would greatly affect the lives of LGBTQ Americans.
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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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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
Why the Equality Act?
The Equality Act establishes explicit, permanent protections against discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity in matters of employment, housing, access to public places, federal funding, credit, education and jury service.Read more
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- .@HRC's Marty Rouse spent a week in Kathmandu supporting ongoing efforts of #LGBTQ Nepali activists and allies https://t.co/1kAv3vdst6... via @hrc
- 10 inspiring quotes from @repjohnlewis on #LGBTQ rights → https://t.co/fMZKkK4eD3 Thrilled to have him as a speaker for our... via @hrc
- As #HB2 legal challenge proceeds, judge prohibits @UNC from enforcing discriminatory provision, protecting students. https://t.co/YMqZ7JlRPd... via @hrc