DNC on the House Passage of the Equality Act

Today, House Democrats passed the Equality Act, a comprehensive bill to expand non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement in response:

“Today, Democrats reaffirmed our support for the equitable and fair treatment of LGBTQ people. Every LGBTQ person, regardless of where they live, deserves the right to earn a living, raise a family and live a life free from discrimination.

Seven in ten Americans support protections for LGBTQ people, but President Trump is standing in the way. This administration has been ruthless in its efforts to undo the progress we’ve made toward LGBTQ equality. From access to health care to the ability to serve in uniform, this president and his administration have dragged us backwards when it comes to LGBTQ rights. The American people deserve better.

“But no matter what this administration throws at us, we know that if we speak loud enough, if we fight hard enough, we can bend the arc of history toward justice and equality for all.”