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The Equality Act

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Up for a vote this Congressional session is the Equality Act, which would make significant changes to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964The Equality Act broadens the definition of prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodations to include sexual orientation, and gender identity.  In addition, the Act defines prohibited sex discrimination to include discrimination based on a sex stereotype, sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.  This law will affect a variety of entities, including employers, public schools and colleges, programs funded by the federal government and places such as restrooms, locker rooms and dressing rooms.  Should the bill pass, it will also change the Fair Housing Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and jury selection standards.

 

 

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