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Equality Act NOW

The historic passage of the Equality Act by the U.S. House of Representatives is a major milestone for equality. Now, we will take our fight to the U.S. Senate.

In 30 states, LGBTQ people are at risk of being fired, refused housing or denied services simply because of who we are. We need the Equality Act NOW.

Equality Act NOW

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Learn More About the Equality Act

  • Play the Video The Equality Act: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

    Speaker Pelosi calls the bipartisan Equality Act a top legislative priority for the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Play the Video Ryan O'Connell on Supporting LGBTQ Rights and Marginalized Communities

    The actor and writer of "Special" on Netflix talks about his support for the Equality Act.

  • Play the Video Jane Lynch Supports the Equality Act

    The actor and comedian says she supports the Equality Act as a way to affirm LGBTQ youth.

  • Play the Video Jaime Lee Curtis Joins HRC's Americans for the Equality Act Campaign

    The actor talks about the need for the Equality Act, which would add LGBTQ protections to existing civil rights law.

  • Play the Video Blossom Brown is an American for the Equality Act

    Trans advocate Blossom Brown talks about being turned away from nursing school because of her gender identity, and the need for the Equality Act.

  • Play the Video Karamo Brown is an American for the Equality Act

    The "Queer Eye" star and activist on why he supports the Equality Act, a bill that would add LGBTQ protections to civil rights law.

  • Play the Video The Equality Act: Rep. John Lewis

    Rep. John Lewis is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Equality Act.

  • Play the Video Marcia Gay Harden Supports the Equality Act

    Marcia Gay Harden is proud to be an American for the Equality Act.

  • Play the Video Gloria Calderon Kellett on "Crazy" Patchwork of Protections for LGBTQ People

    Join “One Day at a Time” actor Gloria Calderon Kellett and HRC in urging Congress to pass the Equality Act.

  • Play the Video Alexandra Billings Supports the Equality Act

    Alexandra Billings urges Congress to pass the Equality Act, which would add LGBTQ protections to existing civil rights law.

  • Play the Video Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita join Americans for the Equality Act

    The actors and husbands discuss their rights as LGBTQ Americans and how rights and protections can change state by state.

  • Play the Video Dustin Lance Black Joins Americans For the Equality Act

    The award winning filmmaker voices his support for the Equality Act with an emotional story about his brother's coming out journey.

  • Play the Video This Transgender Nevadan has a Harrowing Story You Need to Hear

    In the years since coming out as a transgender woman, Danielle Brown faced discrimination, harassment and even threats to her life. She joins HRC’s call on Congress to pass the Equality Act now.

  • Play the Video Adam Rippon is an American for the Equality Act

    The Olympic figure skater talks about his support for the Equality Act, a bill that would add LGBTQ protections to existing federal law.

  • Play the Video Justina Machado is an American for the Equality Act

    The actor vocalizes her support for the Equality Act, legislation that would add LGBTQ protections to existing federal civil rights law.

  • Play the Video Shea Diamond Joins Americans for the Equality Act

    The singer and trans activist joins "Americans for the Equality Act", a series of videos produced by award-winning directors Dustin Lance Black and Paris Barclay.

  • Play the Video Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Why We Need the Equality Act

    LGBTQ ally and mother of a gender non-conforming child, spoke on the importance of why we need to pass the bipartisan Equality Act now.

  • Play the Video Rep. Stephanie Murphy on Why We Need the Equality Act

    Rep. Stephanie Murphy was motivated to run for Congress after the Pulse nightclub shooting, and she’s still fighting for the LGBTQ community today.

  • Play the Video Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Why We Need the Equality Act

    LGBTQ trailblazer Senator Kyrsten Sinema on why she’s a proud co-sponsor of the Equality Act now.

  • Play the Video Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman on Why We Need the Equality Act

    LGBTQ ally Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman urges her colleagues in Congress to pass the Equality Act now.

  • Play the Video Sally Field, Sam Greisman are Americans for the Equality Act

    The Academy Award winning actor and her son Sam support the Equality Act as part of HRC's Americans for the Equality Act campaign.

  • Play the Video Senator Tammy Baldwin on Why We Need the Equality Act

    LGBTQ champion Senator Tammy Baldwin calls on Congress to pass the bipartisan Equality Act.

  • Play the Video Rep. David Cicilline on Why We Need the Equality Act

    LGBT Equality Caucus Co-Chair Representative David Cicilline speaks out on why we need to pass the Equality Act.

  • Play the Video Senator Jeff Merkley on Why We Need the Equality Act

    LGBTQ ally Senator Jeff Merkley urges his colleagues in Congress to pass the Equality Act.

  • Play the Video Senator Cory Booker on Why We Need the Equality Act

    Sen. Cory Booker has long been a champion for LGBTQ rights and is calling on his colleagues to finally pass the Equality Act.

  • Play the Video Unprecedented Support for the Equality Act

    More than 250 social justice organizations, child welfare, religious and medical organizations have signed on to support the Equality Act.

  • Play the Video Why Do We Need the Equality Act?

    This is what the Equality Act would do for the LGBTQ community, women, and people of color. Text EQUALITY ACT to 472472 to become a Community Co-sponsor of the bill.

  • Play the Video Fired For Being LGBTQ: Carter Brown

    Brown joins HRC in calling on Congress to pass the Equality Act — legislation that would extend federal protections for LGBTQ people once and for all.