Pro-Equality House Majority Secured

by Viet Tran

Pro-equality candidates for Congress won enough seats to ensure a pro-equality majority in the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Pro-equality candidates for Congress won enough seats to ensure a pro-equality majority in the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In 2019, this majority made history by passing the Equality Act -- crucial federal legislation that would finally guarantee explicit protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people under our nation's existing civil rights laws -- for the first time.

“At each and every moment when our community and our nation has needed national leadership, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the pro-equality House majority have stepped up. From making history by passing the Equality Act in 2019, to holding Trump accountable and fighting for an effective government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this majority has shown leadership. And tonight, by electing so many pro-equality candidates, voters have proven that unity and equality win.

“Next year, this House majority will be a crucial component of our efforts to pass the Equality Act and ensure it becomes the law of the land.”

Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President

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