Let's Go There: Equality Act Passes the House

What happens next?

May 17, 2019

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The House of Representatives just voted 236 to 173 to pass the Equality Act, which explicitly confirms that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is unlawful discrimination based on sex. Eight Republicans voted for the bill and 173 against, and 16 did not vote.  The bill now moves on to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it's expected to face far more opposition including from President Donald Trump's administration who announced that it does not support the bill. Sharon McGowan, Legal Director and Chief Strategy Officer from LAMBDA LEGAL joins Let's Go There to discuss the importance of the Equality Act and the reality of it getting passed in the Senate.