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The Urgency of Equality, With Charlotte Clymer and Laura Durso
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The Urgency of Equality, With Charlotte Clymer and Laura Durso

Ed and Daniella sit down with Charlotte Clymer, press secretary for rapid response at the Human Rights Campaign, and CAP's Laura Durso, to discuss the likely passage of the Equality Act in the House of Representatives.

On the eve of the House of Representatives’ likely passage of the Equality Act—which would explicitly outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity for the first time at the federal level—Daniella and Ed sat down with Charlotte Clymer, press secretary for rapid response at the Human Rights Campaign, and Laura Durso, vice president for the LGBT Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress, to better understand how we got to this moment, why comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGTBQ people is needed, and how this incredible cultural—and legislative—shift even happened.

Learn more about the podcast here.

Daniella Gibbs Léger is the executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center. Kyle Epstein is the media relations manager at the Center. Chris Ford is the broadcast coordinator at the Center.

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Authors

Daniella Gibbs Léger

Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy

@dgibber123

Ed Chung

Senior Fellow

Kyle Epstein

Manager, Media Relations

Chris Ford

Broadcast Manager

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