News Brief: Equality Act


Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942

Capitol, Washington, D.C.

News Brief: Equality Act

The Equality Act is a bill that calls out “discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity”.

On February 18th, the Equality Act was introduced to the House of Representatives. On February 25th, the Equality Act was passed by the House of Representatives.

The bill prohibits this dicrimination in areas such as “public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system”.

The most recent action on this bill was the hearing of the bill in the Senate. If the bill is passed by the Senate, it will then go to the President. He will have the option to sign or to veto the bill. If he signs the bill, it will become a law.

“The bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual’s gender identity.”