Press Release ● Human and Civil Rights
For Immediate Release: 
May 1, 2019
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following the House Judiciary Committee's passage of H.R. 5, the Equality Act:

“This morning, the House Judiciary Committee marked up H.R. 5, the Equality Act.  Now that it has secured Committee approval, I will bring it to the Floor for a vote this month. LGBT Americans and their families deserve to be protected against all forms of discrimination, no matter where they live.  This legislation, which I am proud to cosponsor, would ban discrimination against LGBT people in housing, employment, education, jury service, credit and financing, and public accommodations.  It is shameful that such discrimination is still legal in many parts of our country, and House Democrats are committed to securing full equality for LGBT Americans.  I thank Rep. Cicilline for sponsoring this bill and for his leadership on this important issue.”