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Cicilline touts Equality Act as House’s new senior gay member

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) will become the most senior openly gay member of the U.S. House as Democrats take the majority this week. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) Rep. David ... read more

Equality Act Returns — with House Democrats in Majority

Optimistic about the prospects of enshrining a prohibition on anti-LGBT discrimination into federal law with a new ... House, Democrats on Wednesday introduced legislation known as the Equality Act to ... read more

Lawmakers introduce Equality Act in Congress

Equality ... but members of all classes protected by the Civil Rights Act — to include retail establishments, online services, and transportation services. U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) will ... read more

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Would the Equality Act harm religious freedom? Here's what you need to know

In an atmosphere akin to a pep rally before the big game, supporters of the Equality Act from the House and Senate said the country is a patchwork of conflicting state laws where gay ... She and ... read more


Critics question ‘Equality Act’ exclusion of religious freedom

Kristen Waggoner, senior vice president of Alliance Defending Freedom’s U.S. legal division, said the proposed Equality Act, reintroduced into the House ... members. The bishop members of the ... read more

Zillow, Realogy support bill for LGBTQ protections in housing

The Equality Act was introduced by Congressman David Cicilline ... members who responded to a 2017 survey believe their LGBTQ clients will experience the same or worse discrimination than in years ... read more

House Democrats Promise Action on LGBTQ Rights Bill

UpdatedRalph Hall, Oldest-Ever Member of US House ... to The New York Times, prompting outrage from LGBTQ advocates. Religious and conservative organizations have been vocal in their opposition to the ... read more

Record number of out LGBT lawmakers sworn into US Congress

After a strong showing in the midterm elections, Democrats have regained control of the House, and incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi has vowed to support the group’s efforts to re-introduce the Equality ... read more

Get OUT The Vote: 7 LGBT Candidates To Watch On Election Day

Running for the House in New York’s 18th District ... to the tune of $780 million. A member of Congress’ LGBT Equality Caucus, he has cosponsored both the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate ... read more

Sweeping LGBT Rights Bill to Be Introduced This Week

With a new poll showing more than three-quarters of all Americans support the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people, Democrats in both houses ... gay parent to serve in Congress, ... read more

In uphill fight, Democrats make case for Equality Act

Cicilline, lead sponsor of the Equality Act in the U.S. House, said the legislation has more supporters than ever in the House and “reflects the simple idea that everyone, including members of the ... ... read more



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