House Passes Equality Act To Prohibit Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Americans

Congress Equality Act
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks about the Congress Equality Act, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, with from left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sen. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Pelosi, Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press
Congress Equality Act
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks about the Congress Equality Act, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, with from left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sen. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Pelosi, Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

House Passes Equality Act To Prohibit Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Americans

Passing the Equality Act was one of President Joe Biden’s top campaign promises. On Thursday, House Democrats — and three Republicans — passed the bill in a 224-206 vote.

Reset brings on Kate Sosin of The 19th and local activist Andy Thayer to discuss the significance of the legislation, which bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

GUESTS: Kate Sosin, LGBTQ+ reporter at The19th
Andy Thayer, co-founder of Gay Liberation Network