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H.R. 5331 (116th): Fairness for All Act

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What is the ideal middle ground, if any, between religious freedom and protection from discrimination?


Recent years have seen a groundswell for rights and laws supporting the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) community. These include overturning the ban on openly gay military members in 2010 and nationwide same-sex marriage in 2015.

In May, the House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, which would ban discrimination against LGBTQ people under federal law, for example in housing or employment. The bill has not received a vote in the Republican-led Senate. (All voting House Democrats voted in favor, 228–0. House Republicans overwhelmingly opposed it, 8–173.)

Some Republican members, sensing that the tide of public opinion has turned on the issue, claim that they are seeking a middle ground ...

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Chris Stewart

Sponsor. Representative for Utah's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 6, 2019
Length: 70 pages
Dec 6, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 6, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.



Dec 6, 2019

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H.R. 5331 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5331. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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