Speaker Pelosi Reaffirms Support for Equality Act

U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, was sworn in for another term, and reaffirmed her commitment to passing the Equality Act. During her gavel acceptance speech, Pelosi explained “We will make America fairer by passing the Equality Act to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community.” Once it is passed, The Equality Act would extend civil rights and protections currently helping other marginalized populations, such as racial minorities. It extends to say that a U.S. company could not fire an individual based on their sexual orientation. It could possibly even include housing protections for the LGBTQ community so that nobody can be evicted or denied a mortgage because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.