This story was originally published March 24, 2021. Updated June 16, 2021.
Should the 1964 law which outlawed race discrimination be updated to include our LGBTQIA+ family?
YES. IT. SHOULD.
Summer Search stands with and for our students and families regardless of immigration status, gender, sexuality, race, ability or religion. Therefore, we stand for policies that support, protect, and uplift our communities.
H.R. 5, also known as The Equality Act, would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to provide consistent and explicit anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQIA+ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.
The House of Representatives passed it on Feb. 25, 2021. As of June 16, 2021, it is still in the Senate waiting to advance to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
This bill must pass. We must protect our LGBTQIA+ community!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- This NPR article breaks down both sides of The Equality Act.
- Full details on H.R. 5 — 117th Congress: Equality Act (via congress.gov).
Take Action / Write Your Senators
You can learn more about The Equality Act here. Thank you for supporting opportunity and liberation for all.
Header photo credit: Human Rights Campaign.