Equality Act: Congressional Democrats introduce most comprehensive LGBTQ rights bill ever

US House and Senate Democrats on Thursday introduced the most expansive LGBTQ civil rights bill ever.

The Equality Act would effectively expand the Civil Rights Act, originally passed in 1964, to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace, housing, public accommodations, education, and various other settings.

But the proposal faces tough odds in a Republican-dominated Congress, which has shown no interest in bills that...

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