Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns about
H.R. 5, the Equality Act. I appreciate that you took the time to share
your thoughts with me.
I oppose all forms of discrimination and firmly believe that LGBTQ individuals, like all Americans, deserve respect and freedom from discrimination regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. That’s why I support the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act to outlaw discrimination based on Americans’ sexual orientation and gender identity in employment and housing, as well other areas of public life. The House passed the Equality Act with my support on February 25, 2021, and it now awaits further consideration in the Senate.
Again, thanks for being in touch. While we may not agree on this issue, I encourage you to contact me on issues of interest to you in the future. If I may ever be of any assistance to you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Member of Congress