Despite the fact that it has very little chance to pass with Republicans in complete control of our federal government, Democrats have decided to try and push this bill forward to show there are miles between the two parties on LGBT rights and state that Republican colleagues opposed to the bill “should have to stand up and explain why.” Buzzfeed reports,
“Democrats in Congress plan to reintroduce legislation this month that would ban LGBT discrimination nationwide, despite facing a conservative majority that’s been generally hostile toward the issue.
While the bill has little shot of passage, progressives hope inaction by Republicans can illustrate a chasm between the major political parties as they approach the 2018 mid-term election.
“It’s important for Americans to know whether members of Congress support full equality for our community or whether they support continued discrimination against LGBT Americans,” Rhode Island’s David Cicilline, a Democrat who will sponsor the bill in the House, told BuzzFeed News.
The Equality Act, as it’s known, would amend existing civil rights laws to add protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in workplaces, housing, and public spaces.
It would also clarify that transgender students can use single-sex facilities in schools in accordance with their gender identity, possibly settling a dispute tangled in courts.”
I am so pleased that Democrats plan on doing this. Once and for all we can prove to those who continue to say “Trump loves the GAYS” that they are so horribly disillusioned. This administration DOES NOT care about LGBT rights and equality!