WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Equality Act – historic, comprehensive federal legislation to ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans – with a bipartisan majority vote of 224-206.
“It is just wrong that in a majority of states, LGBTQ Americans live without fully-inclusive non-discrimination laws and can still face discrimination simply because of who they are or who they love. It is time to end this kind of discrimination because LGBTQ Americans should have the freedom of full equality.
“Once again, the House has taken an historic step forward by passing this legislation with bipartisan support. Now let’s get this job done and pass the Equality Act in the Senate and send it to President Biden, so he can sign it into law and we can finally provide full equality for every LGBTQ American across our country.”
In the Senate, Baldwin introduced the Equality Act of 2021 with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Cory Booker (D-NJ).