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ONLINE PRESS CONFERENCE ADVISORY: As Congress Introduces Equality Act, Faith Leaders To Speak Out in Support of LGBTQ Protections

Washington, D.C. — As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on the Equality Act, national religious leaders are speaking out in support of LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections. The Equality Act would provide consistent and explicit nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.

On Wednesday, February 24, at 11 a.m. ET, leaders of the Faith for Equality coalition will discuss the importance of passing this historic civil rights legislation and how their support is grounded in the religious belief that all people should be able to live free from discrimination. The coalition will announce that more than 100 faith groups have endorsed the Equality Act because of the coalition’s outreach work and what actions they are planning to take as the U.S. Senate considers the legislation.

WHAT:
National media call hosted by the Faith for Equality coalition urging Congress to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination by passing the Equality Act.

WHO:
Sunu Chandy, Legal Director, National Women’s Law Center
Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director, NETWORK
Rabbi Jared Saks, Congregation Bet Ha’am, Maine
Bishop Yvette Flunder, The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries
Mitchell Gold, Co-Founder and Chairman, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Victoria Kirby York, Deputy Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition
Scott Simpson, Public Advocacy Director, Muslim Advocates

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 24, at 11 a.m. ET

RSVP:
You must RSVP at this link to watch the webinar.

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at .