The U.S. House of Representatives passed The Equality Act in February 2021 that would provide comprehensive federal nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people throughout the country. It is awaiting action in the U.S. Senate.
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Please Pass The Equality Act
Dear [Decision Maker],
As one of your constituents, I am writing to urge you to do everything in your power to secure the passage of the Equality Act and guarantee full civil rights protections for all LGBTQ people.Despite the landmark Supreme Court decisions for marriage equality in 2015, and the expansion of nondiscrimination employment protections in 2020, discrimination against LGBTQ people is still an alarming reality. There are significant gaps in protections for millions of employees of smaller businesses and religious institutions. That's on top of an ongoing lack of protections for all LGBTQ people in housing, health care, education and public accommodations across the country. Twenty-seven states have no nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people.This means a landlord in Ohio can refuse to rent to a same-sex couple. A college student in Tennessee can be kicked out of school for being transgender. A hospital in Arkansas or Mississippi can refuse to treat a transgender man.The Equality Act addresses these issues. It ensures comprehensive protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity nationwide, including in housing, education, public accommodations and access to credit.Research shows up to 91% of Americans believe it should be illegal to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Most Americans already think it is illegal to discriminate. Polls show a majority of Americans of all faiths and political affiliation support in laws to protect LGBTQ people. Passing this bill, which President Biden has promised to sign into law, secures those core American values of fairness and equal treatment.Please take a stand for the most vulnerable among us, and pass the Equality Act now.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]
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