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H.R. 2282 (115th): Equality Act

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To prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

David Cicilline

Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 2, 2017
Length: 24 pages
May 2, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 2, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Hastings Statement on LGBT Pride Month
    — Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 2, 2017

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Votes Against Bill that Undermines Civil Rights Protections for Americans with Disabilities
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 15, 2018

Congressman Jimmy Gomez Joins Amicus Brief to Supreme Court Calling for LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Protection
    — Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 1, 2017

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May 2, 2017

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H.R. 2282 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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