Congresswoman Susan Davis Cosponsors Comprehensive LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) joined as an original cosponsor in introducing a sweeping LGBT anti-discrimination bill. The Equality Act includes language from Davis’s bill ensuring jury service protections for LGBT individuals.
“This has certainly been a historic year for equality,” said Davis, a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. “However, there are still areas where LGBT Americans face discrimination. Freedom and equality are America’s founding principles and we should always strive to live up to those ideals. The Equality Act will be a major step toward realizing those goals.”
The Equality Act extends full anti-discrimination protections for employment, education, housing, credit, federal funding, public accommodations, and jury service.
The language on jury service comes from Davis’s Juror Non-Discrimination Act to prohibit a person from being removed from a jury because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.