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LGBTQ protections under federal law received a huge boost

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) recently announced that it’s Equality Act petition has received over 100 corporate cosponsors in support of LGBTQ rights. Launched in March 2016, HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act includes corporations spanning the US with operations in all 50 states, accumilating $2.6 trillion in combined revenue and employing almost 6 million people. According to LGBT Weekly, by “joining HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act, these companies have stepped up to support full federal equality for LGBTQ people through the Equality Act, landmark federal legislation that would provide the same basic nondiscrimination protections to LGBTQ people as other protected groups under federal law.”

With a new generation of Americans taking leadership positions throughout the country, the sentiment towards the LGBTQ community has evolved. Polling by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) revealed that an estimated 70% of Americans support federal protections for LGBTQ rights. The survey of 42,000 people across America saw majority support among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. It looks as if LGBTQ federal rights are around the corner and the team at Supplierty News couldn’t support it more. We live in a country where everyone has a friend or family member that identifies with the LGBTQ community, and that’s ok. As we grow into a more understanding group, hopefully this support will continue to grow and include other policies as well.

To learn more about the Equality Act, check out
http://lgbtweekly.com/2017/09/25/equality-act-reaches-100-corporate-cosponsors/

 

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