President Joe Biden wants Equality Act passed: “Every person should be treated with dignity and respect”
As an LGBTQ American, I can tell you that passage of the Equality Act is of the utmost importance to me. To have a champion in President Joe Biden as this is being considered by the Congress means everything.
Here are some excerpts from his statement:
“I urge Congress to swiftly pass this historic legislation. Every person should be treated with dignity and respect, and this bill represents a critical step toward ensuring that America lives up to our foundational values of equality and freedom for all. Full equality has been denied to LGBTQ+ Americans and their families for far too long. Despite the extraordinary progress the LGBTQ+ community has made to secure their basic civil rights, discrimination is still rampant in many areas of our society. The Equality Act provides long overdue federal civil rights protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, locking in critical safeguards in our housing, education, public services, and lending systems — and codifying the courage and resilience of the LGBTQ+ movement into enduring law. … No one should ever face discrimination or live in fear because of who they are or whom they love.”