Equality Act

Equality Act

This Bill has:
96% Democratic Support in the Senate
98% Democratic Support in the House

   










     

    This bill was introduced in the house by David Cicilline and in the senate by Jeff Merkley.
    This bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation. The bill revises public school desegregation standards to provide for the assignment of students without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill prohibits programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance from denying benefits to, or discriminating against, persons based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The bill prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, subject to the same exceptions and conditions that currently apply to unlawful employment practices based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Employers must recognize individuals in accordance with their gender identity if sex is a bona fide occupational qualification that is reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular business or enterprise.  The bill provides government employees with protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
    
House Bill: HR 2282
Democratic Support: 190
Introduced by: Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] (Introduced 05/02/2017)
Status: 06/02/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Cosponsors:
  1. Cheri Bustos
  2. Julia Brownley
  3. Sean Patrick Maloney
  4. Matt Cartwright
  5. Joseph Crowley
  6. Lois Frankel
  7. Luis J. Correa
  8. Dwight Evans
  9. Earl Blumenauer
  10. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  11. Donald Beyer
  12. Lisa Rochester
  13. Tim Ryan
  14. Brendan Boyle
  15. Bobby Scott
  16. Scott Peters
  17. Brenda Lawrence
  18. Susan Davis
  19. Ruben Gallego
  20. Joaquin Castro
  21. Pete Aguilar
  22. Bill Foster
  23. James Himes
  24. Sander Levin
  25. Stephanie Murphy
  26. Robin Kelly
  27. Grace Meng
  28. Raul Ruiz
  29. Nanette Barragan
  30. Beto O'Rourke
  31. Al Lawson
  32. Zoe Lofgren
  33. Jared Huffman
  34. Seth Moulton
  35. Ed Perlmutter
  36. Michael Capuano
  37. Katherine Clark
  38. Mark Pocan
  39. Darren Soto
  40. Ami Bera
  41. Bradley Schneider
  42. Tulsi Gabbard
  43. John Larson
  44. Ron Kind
  45. Anthony Brown
  46. Mark Takano
  47. Kathleen Rice
  48. Tony Cardenas
  49. Raul Grijalva
  50. Marc Veasey
  51. Derek Kilmer
  52. David Loebsack
  53. Carol Shea-Porter
  54. Donald Norcross
  55. Bonnie Watson Coleman
  56. Jim Cooper
  57. Juan Vargas
  58. Hakeem Jeffries
  59. Grace Napolitano
  60. Adriano Espaillat
  61. John Delaney
  62. Steny Hoyer
  63. Norma Torres
  64. Niki Tsongas
  65. Kyrsten Sinema
  66. Jared Polis
  67. Vincente Gonzalez
  68. Mark DeSaulnier
  69. Debbie Dingell
  70. Alan Lowenthal
  71. Tom O'Halleran
  72. Eric Swalwell
  73. John Yarmuth
  74. Donald Payne
  75. Joyce Beatty
  76. Ann Kuster
  77. Salud Carbajal
  78. Josh Gottheimer
  79. Michelle Grisham
  80. Elizabeth Esty
  81. Alma Adams
  82. David Scott
  83. Thomas Suozzi
  84. Daniel Kildee
  85. Jimmy Panetta
  86. Mike Thompson
  87. Nancy Pelosi
  88. Ted Lieu
  89. Frank Pallone
  90. Val Butler Demings
  91. Michael Doyle
  92. Anna Eshoo
  93. Ruben Kihuen
  94. Donald McEachin
  95. Pramila Jayapal
  96. Richard Neal
  97. John Lewis
  98. Jacky Rosen
  99. Colleen Hanabusa
  100. Denny Heck
  101. Charlie Crist
  102. Jamie Raskin
  103. Joe Kennedy
  104. Filemon Vela
  105. Robert Brady
  106. Kathy Castor
  107. Yvette Clarke
  108. James Langevin
  109. GK Butterfield
  110. Jim Costa
  111. Lucille Roybal-Allard
  112. David Price
  113. Jerrold Nadler
  114. Diana Degette
  115. Rick Larsen
  116. Peter Defazio
  117. Andre Carson
  118. Danny Davis
  119. Chellie Pingree
  120. Elijah Cummings
  121. Brad Sherman
  122. Marcy Kaptur
  123. Sheila Jackson Lee
  124. Bobby Rush
  125. Terri Sewell
  126. Collin Peterson
  127. Maxine Waters
  128. Ben Ray Lujan
  129. Gregory Meeks
  130. Gerald Connolly
  131. Henry Johnson
  132. Karen Bass
  133. Gwen Moore
  134. Betty McCollum
  135. Keith Ellison
  136. Adam Smith
  137. Jerry McNerney
  138. Barbara Lee
  139. Stephen Lymch
  140. Nydia Velazquez
  141. Peter Welch
  142. LLoyd Doggett
  143. Carolyn Maloney
  144. Doris Matsui
  145. Timothy Walz
  146. Peter Visclosky
  147. Linda Sanchez
  148. Emanuel Cleaver
  149. Albio Sires
  150. Al Green
  151. Joe Courtney
  152. William Keating
  153. Alcee Hastings
  154. Jose Serrano
  155. Nita Lowey
  156. Richard Nolan
  157. Janice Schakowsky
  158. Bill Pascrell
  159. Adam Schiff
  160. Steve Cohen
  161. Sanford Bishop
  162. Luis Guiterrez
  163. Rosa DeLauro
  164. Dutch Ruppersberger
  165. Judy Chu
  166. John Conyers
  167. Lacy Clay
  168. Kurt Schrader
  169. John Garamendi
  170. Suzan DelBene
  171. John Sarbanes
  172. Frederica Wilson
  173. Theodore Deutch
  174. Mike Quigley
  175. Brian Higgins
  176. Eliot Engel
  177. Paul Tonko
  178. Dina Titus
  179. Jackie Speier
  180. Bennie Thompson
  181. Eddie Johnson
  182. Louise Slaughter
  183. Gene Green
  184. James Clyburn
  185. Henry Cuellar
  186. Suzanne Bonamici
  187. Ro Khanna
  188. Raja Krishnamoorthi
  189. Cedric Richmond
Senate Bill: S 1006
Democratic Support: 46
Introduced by: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 05/02/2017)
Status:05/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.



Cosponsors:
  1. Tammy Baldwin
  2. Cory Booker
  3. Michael Bennet
  4. Richard Blumenthal
  5. Sherrod Brown
  6. Maria Cantwell
  7. Benjamin Cardin
  8. Thomas Carper
  9. Robert Casey
  10. Chris Coons
  11. Catherine Cortez Masto
  12. Tammy Duckworth
  13. Richard Durbin
  14. Dianne Feinstein
  15. Al Franken
  16. Kristen Gillibrand
  17. Kamala Harris
  18. Margaret Hassan
  19. Martin Heinrich
  20. Heidi Heitkamp
  21. Mazie Hirono
  22. Tim Kaine
  23. Angus King
  24. Amy Klobuchar
  25. Patrick Leahy
  26. Ed Markey
  27. Claire McCaskill
  28. Robert Menendez
  29. Chris Murphy
  30. Patty Murray
  31. Bill Nelson
  32. Gary Peters
  33. Jack Reed
  34. Bernie Sanders
  35. Brian Schatz
  36. Charles Schumer
  37. Jeanne Shaheen
  38. Debbie Stabenow
  39. Jon Tester
  40. Tom Udall
  41. Chris Van Hollen
  42. Mark Warner
  43. Elizabeth Warren 
  44. Sheldon Whitehouse
  45. Ron Wyden

Senator Merkley on Equality Act