Going Bold to Protect LGBTQ Equality

The Equality Act would help to ensure that all Americans, including LGBTQ people, receive full equality under the law.

The Equality Act clarifies and expands our nation’s civil rights laws to ensure explicit and comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people nationwide. This legislation is urgently needed to address the pervasive discrimination experienced by this community on a daily basis.

This video takes a look at where we’ve been and where we’re headed in the fight for LGBTQ equality.

Laura E. Durso is the vice president of the LGBT Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress. Kurt Mueller is a video editing contractor at the Center. Jasmine Hardy is the video editor at the Center for American Progress.

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Laura E. Durso

Former Vice President, LGBTQ Research and Communications Project

Kurt Mueller

Jasmine Hardy

Senior Video Producer

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