Policy: Pass the United States Equality Act

The Equality Act would provide consistent and explicit anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.

 

EQUALITY ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 167, No. 36

The Equality Act passed the House of Representatives 224 yea-206 nay- February 25, 2021 with all members of the Congressional Delegations voting along party lines. It heads to the Senate where it will likely face a filibuster. Both Georgia Senators support the legislation

VOTED “YES”

Rep. Nikema Williams [D-GA-5]

Atlanta

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February 25, 2021

Speech in Favor of the Passing of the Equality Act


Ms. WILLIAMS of Georgia. Madam Speaker, today I proudly rise in support of the Equality Act.

Today, I am the voice of so many people, like my constituent, Chanel; my friend, James; my sister, Danielle and her fiance, Marlena; my staffer, Kristina and her partner, Vivian; and all of my friends back home on the front…

Raphael Warnock

U.S. Senator

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Raphael Warnock

U.S. Senator

Wonderful to see the Equality Act pass the House and I hope we can see bipartisan support for this long overdue legislation in the Senate. It’s past time to protect our LGBTQ brothers and sisters.


Jon Ossoff

U.S. Senator

Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. [D-GA-2]

Albany

Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. [D-GA-4]

Lithonia

Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA-6]

Marietta

Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux [D-GA-7]

Suwanee

Rep. David Scott [D-GA-13]

Atlanta

VOTED “NO”

Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA-1]

Pooler

Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA-3]

West Point

Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA-8]

Tifton

Rep. Andrew Clyde  [R-GA-9]

Jefferson

Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA-10]

Greensboro

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Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA-10]

Greensboro

Mr. HICE of Georgia. Madam Speaker, I have heard a lot today about discrimination against the LGBTQ community and them being kicked out of housing or whatever. No one wants that.

But my question, Madam Speaker, to my friends on the other side was: Would they also agree that no one who disagrees with their views should be kicked…


Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA-11]

Cassville

Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA-12]

Augusta

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene [D-GA-14]

Rome

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