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H.R.5 - Equality Act 117th Congress (2021-2022)

H.R.5 - 117th Congress (2021-2022): Equality Act | Congress.gov | Library of Congress

Sponsor:Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] (Introduced 02/18/2021)Committees:House - Judiciary; Education and Labor; Financial Services; Oversight and Reform; House AdministrationLatest Action:Senate - 03/02/2021 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 9. (All Actions)Roll Call Votes:There have been 2 roll call votes


Summary: H.R.5 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

Shown Here: Passed House (02/25/2021)

Equality Act

This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation.

The bill expands the definition of public accommodations to include places or establishments that provide (1) exhibitions, recreation, exercise, amusement, gatherings, or displays; (2) goods, services, or programs; and (3) transportation services.

The bill allows the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual's gender identity.


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