Equality Act Passes House, Faces Senate Opposition, Trump Veto

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The Equality Act passed in the House but faces stiffer opposition moving forward, including from a growing number of feminists and lesbians, including tennis legend Martina Navratilova partnered with Lulia Lemigova, saying it would certainly harm women's sports if signed into law. (Getty Images photo)

The Daily Mail – House Democrats passed sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that extends civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections extend to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations and other areas.

Called the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation, “closer to equal liberty and justice for all.” Sexual orientation and gender identity “deserve full civil rights protections in the workplace and in every place,” Pelosi said . . .

Most Republicans oppose the bill and call it another example of government overreach . . . President Donald Trump is widely expected to veto [it].

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