FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 16, 2015

CONTACT: Jamal Little

202.741.6251; jlittle@americanprogress.org

 

Washington, D.C.–Today, both chambers of Congress introduced the Equality Act, a federal comprehensive LGBT nondiscrimination legislation.  Anne Johnson, Executive Director of Generation Progress, released the following statement in response:

“Despite the Supreme Court’s recent ruling granting nationwide marriage equality, our LGBT peers still lack clear and explicit laws protecting them from discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and other vital areas of life.  For the Millennial generation in particular, it is egregious that LGBT individuals can be evicted from their homes, denied a loan, or fired based on their sexual orientation or gender identification when they often need that support the most.

We are very excited to see both chambers of Congress introduce comprehensive non-discrimination legislation, and issue that recent Generation Progress polling shows Millennials overwhelmingly support.  The Equality Act will help all Americans, including Millennials, achieve a fair shot in this economy and live without fear.”

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