Category: Politics

Equity Diversity & Inclusion, Politics

The Equality Act

As a cisgender bisexual woman (she/hers), the Equality Act is important to me. In this post, I will provide resources and information for educators and others on this landmark civil rights legislation as it makes its way through the 117th U.S. Congress. Similar bills have been proposed since the 1970s, but the modern version of the Equality Act was proposed in the 116th U.S. Congress. It passed the United States House on May 17, 2019 in a bipartisan 236–173 vote. However, the Senate did not act upon the bill after receiving it. Even if the Senate had acted and passedContinue reading