US SB788 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 44-2-1)
Status: Introduced on March 13 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-03-13 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Equality Act This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation. The bill expands the definition of public accommodations to include places or establishments that provide (1) exhibitions, recreation, exercise, amusement, gatherings, or displays; (2) goods, services, or programs; and (3) transportation services. The bill allows the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual's gender identity.

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Title

Equality Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-03-13SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Same As/Similar To

HB5 (Related) 2019-05-20 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
HR377 (Similar To) 2019-05-15 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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