Republican Congressman Adds Bipartisan Momentum to LGBT Non-Discrimination in Congress

By Adam Polaski • May 31, 2017 • 10:42 am

This week United States Representative Scott Taylor (R-VA) became a co-sponsor of the Equality Act, a federal bill that would establish comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans. His co-sponsorship signals continued bipartisan momentum in Congress for the passage of comprehensive LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections.

“Discrimination anywhere is an injustice,” Rep. Scott Taylor said. “I’m proud to support the Equality Act and will work to ensure that all are treated the same under the law.”

Signing onto the bill is consistent with Rep. Taylor’s recent history of supporting LGBT Americans and ensuring no one faces discrimination for who they are or who they love. Earlier this year Rep. Taylor introduced a bill to secure LGBT-inclusive housing non-discrimination protections nationwide.

Standing up against discrimination is consistent with the conservative values of individual freedom and working hard to care for your family. Increasingly, conservatives are leading the conversation of why all Americans – including LGBT Americans – must be protected equally under the law.

Several other Republican representatives are cosponsors of the legislation, including Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)

Freedom for All Americans thanks these elected officials for their support, which is consistent with the majority of conservatives in the country who already are strong supporters of LGBT non-discrimination laws.

Protecting all LGBT Americans under federal law through comprehensive non-discrimination is essential to moving the country forward and extending full protections to all LGBT Americans. Freedom for All Americans is proud to be working on all levels – from statewide action to national public education work to municipal mobilization – to move non-discrimination forward and continue building momentum for national action.


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