Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the Equality Act, introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.). This legislation would amend existing federal civil rights laws to explicitly ban discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.
“For decades, LGBTQ Americans have fought relentlessly to achieve social and political equality in the United States. While we’ve made strides together, LGBTQ Americans continue to face discrimination in housing, school, and in the workforce. I’m proud to support bipartisan legislation that would protect the basic human rights of LGBTQ individuals and I will continue to stand in solidarity with the community in our fight for equality for all Americans.”