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House set to approve sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Credit: Seattle Times- Published 1 week ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House are poised to approve sweeping anti-discrimination legislation that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public...
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The Equality Act Passes In the House Of Representatives
According to Business Insider, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, which makes sweeping reforms to the Civil Rights Act to include protections for LGBTQ Americans. The bill passed with unanimous support from Democrats, while Republican critics said it "chips away at religious freedoms." There is no indication the bill will receive a floor vote in the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans.

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