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Congressman Gallego Helps Lead Effort to Ensure Full LGBT Equality as Original Co-sponsor of the Equality Act

July 28, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Ruben Gallego signed on as an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act - a comprehensive non-discrimination bill that would provide protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals from discrimination in housing, work, jury service, credit, education, federal funding, and public accommodations.

The equality Act was introduced today by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) in the House and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in the Senate.

Congressman Ruben Gallego released the following statement:

“In 31 states across the nation, LGBT Americans don’t have protections from discrimination – meaning that they can be fired from their jobs, kicked out of their homes and even denied a loan because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This is unacceptable, no person should suffer from discrimination because of who they are or who they love.

“The Equality Act will provide LGBT Americans with the safety that all Americans in our nation enjoy, and it will bring stability to the lives of many by eliminating our current patchwork of laws. It is time for full LGBT equality and protections under the law.”