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New Bills Would Bring Sweeping, 'Vital' LGBTQ Protections


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New Bills Would Bring Sweeping, 'Vital' LGBTQ Protections

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Comprehensive non-discrimination bills that would update and increase employment, housing, and education protections for LGBTQ people are being introduced in both houses of U.S. Congress on Thursday.

The Equality Act, sponsored by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), will be formally announced during a noon press conference, but The Advocate received an early copy of the proposed legislation and reports that it would: