The House Judiciary Committee announced that it will hold its first ever hearing on the Equality Act, which was recently introduced.
The hearing will take place Tuesday, April 2 at 10 a.m.
Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement:
"Currently, there is no federal law that explicitly prohibits millions of LGBTQ Americans from being denied medical care, fired from their jobs, or thrown out of their homes simply because of who they are. Nearly 50 years after the Stonewall Uprising, it is far past time we expand our civil rights laws to explicitly protect LGBTQ individuals.”
The Equality Act would prohibit discrimination against the LGBT community and strengthen non-discrimination protections for women and other minorities.
Visitto watch the hearing live.