State Rep. Antonio Applauds Introduction Of Equality Act
Federal bill would add anti-discrimination protections for LGBT community
 
 

State Representative Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) today applauded the introduction of the Equality Act of 2015 in the U.S. Congress. The bipartisan federal legislation will set uniform federal standards to protect LGBT individuals from discrimination in housing, employment, education, public accommodations, financial transactions and jury selections.


“Currently there is only a patchwork of laws in some states that seek to protect the rights of LGBT Americans in their schools, workplaces and communities,” said Antonio. “It is time for federal legislation that protects all Americans from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender expression.”  


If passed, the Equality Act of 2015 would expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include civil rights protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Ohio law currently does not prohibit such discrimination. 

 
 
 
  
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