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February 25, 2021 | H.R. 5

Currently, LGBTQ+ individuals lack basic legal protections in states across the country because federal law does not contain explicit LGBTQ+ non-discrimination protections. They can be denied goods and services, evicted from their homes and/or fired from their jobs due to their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. When coupled with our weak federal labor law and the difficulty in organizing a union in the workplace, the overwhelming majority of workers in the country who are not covered by collective bargaining agreements that regularly include "just cause" provisions are "at-will" employees and have few protections against employer retaliation.

The Equality Act expands civil rights law to include LGBTQ+ individuals. It would extend all anti-discrimination protection to LGBTQ+ Americans in access to employment, housing, education, public accommodations, credit, jury service and the use of Federal funds. Furthermore, H.R. 5 will ensure that all workers in the country will have protection from being fired for their sexual orientation or gender identity, even if they lack a union contract that would protect against that sort of discrimination.

This is Good for working people.

Vote result:

YEAs: 224 | NAYs: 206
Legislator Sort descending State District Party Vote
Rep. Alma Adams NC 12 Democrat Yes
Rep. Robert B. Aderholt AL 4 Republican No
Rep. Pete Aguilar CA 31 Democrat Yes
Rep. Rick Allen GA 12 Republican No
Rep. Colin Allred TX 32 Democrat Yes
Rep. Mark Amodei NV 2 Republican No
Rep. Kelly Armstrong ND 0 Republican No
Rep. Jodey Arrington TX 19 Republican No
Rep. Jake Auchincloss MA 4 Democrat Yes
Rep. Cynthia Axne IA 3 Democrat Yes
Rep. Brian Babin TX 36 Republican No
Rep. Don Bacon NE 2 Republican No
Rep. James Baird IN 4 Republican No
Rep. Troy Balderson OH 12 Republican No
Rep. Jim Banks IN 3 Republican No
Rep. Andy Barr KY 6 Republican No
Rep. Nanette Barragán CA 44 Democrat Yes
Rep. Karen Bass CA 37 Democrat Yes
Rep. Joyce Beatty OH 3 Democrat Yes
Rep. Cliff Bentz OR 2 Republican No