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.
The Equality Act would provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life.
HRC wants to provide you with information on how your elected officials have voted on the issues of equality.
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.
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
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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- #MarriageEquality: ✔️. Next step: Equality Act. @HRC recommits to the work ahead -- and all the people who need it https://t.co/EJT6XORkPf... via @hrc
- #MarriageEquality became law of the land 2 years ago. @HRC thanks everyone, especially the plaintiffs, who fought f… https://t.co/WBBLNvRVWj... via @hrc
- Victory! On this day in 2015, @HRC was celebrating a marriage equality win at the Supreme Court. #LoveWins… https://t.co/SR6C2qTvDI... via @hrc