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Equality Act: The real fight for LBGTQ rights is at the local level

As legislation has languished in Congress, many cities and states are moving forward with their own non-discrimination bills. The U.S. House of Representatives last month passed the Equality Act, more than four decades after it was first introduced, extending civil rights protections to LGBTQ+ people. This vote should give us some hope. Its passage at 236-173 was bipartisan and a rare feat these days. Its provisions are expansive, granting protection in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations. Its language includes both sexual orientation as well as gender identity, allowing for explicit inclusion of transgender individuals. Yet to...

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