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S. 788: Equality Act

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About the bill

Should the 1964 law which outlawed race discrimination be updated to include LGBT individuals too?

Context

Great strides have been made this decade for legal equality based on sexual orientation or gender identity, including permitting openly gay troops in the military and the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. However, both those gains came at the federal level.

28 states still allow discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity on the state level, including in such sectors as employment and housing.

States used to similarly allow other forms of ...

Sponsor and status

Jeff Merkley

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Oregon. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2019
Length: 28 pages
Introduced
Mar 13, 2019
Status

Introduced on Mar 13, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 13, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
See Instead

H.R. 5 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — May 17, 2019

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History

Mar 13, 2019
 
Introduced

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Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 788 is 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.

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