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Sally Field and son speak out for Equality Act

Sally Field, two-time Oscar winner and three-time Emmy winner her son, Sam Greisman, support the Equality Act as part of Human Rights Campaign’s Americans for the Equality Act campaign.

The Equality Act would add LGBTQ protections to existing civil rights law, while strengthening civil rights protections for other marginalized groups. Text EQUALITY ACT to 472472 to become a Community Co-Sponsor of the bill.

They are among the first wave of stars supporting the Human Rights Campaign’s “Americans for the Equality Act,” which launched March 25. In the series’ debut video, filmed by award-winning directors Dustin Lance Black and Paris Barclay.

“Sam’s journey was just a different one than his older brothers,” Field says in the video. “Being with him, watching him to finally be able to be all that nature intended him to be – it was not an easy road for him.”

In the coming weeks, the star-studded campaign will feature stars such as Olympic figure skaters Adam Rippon and Shea Diamond and actors Jamie Lee Curtis and Jesse Tyler Ferguson .

The measure, which was reintroduced in Congress on Mar. 13, will provide comprehensive non-discrimination protections to the LGBTQ community across the nation. The additional videos will launch as the legislation continues to be considered by state representatives, a strategy reminiscent of HRC’s successful Americans for Marriage Equality campaign in 2011.

“Every American deserves a fair shot at a job to support themselves and their family, and the security of a roof over their head,” said Black, the Academy Award-winning director who worked alongside Barclay. “These are key ingredients in what we’ve long cherished as our ‘American Dream.’ But until the Equality Act is signed into law, this dream may not be a reality for far too many Americans in many areas of our wild and wonderful country.”

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Big thanks to #SallyField and @samg1287 for making this short film with me and @humanrightscampaign in support of the #EqualityAct. It’s high time LGBTQ people are treated equally in all 50 states in America.

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