A groundbreaking, bipartisan bill called the Equality Act was just introduced into Congress. Under the Equality Act, LGBTQ people would have consistent and explicit protections under federal law. These protections would prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, public spaces, credit, jury service, and federally funded programs. Countless faith leaders across the country are speaking up in support of this historic law.
Kurt Mueller is a video editing contractor at the Center for American Progress. Emily London is a research assistant for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center. Rob Keithan is a consultant for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center. Laura Durso is the vice president of the LGBT Research and Communications Project at the Center.