Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination Applaud Historic Passage of Equality Act Posted on May 17, 2019

The Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination coalition is celebrating the passage of the Equality Act, the first-ever comprehensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination bill to be voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination is proud to support the Equality Act which is a much-needed update to federal law to protect all LGBTQ people from discrimination,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed; Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan; Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney; Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser; and Kansas City Mayor Sly James on behalf of the Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination coalition.

“As Mayors, we understand that strong communities are inclusive communities where everyone feels welcome. The Equality Act will ensure that our constituents are protected in virtually every area of life, both in their home state and wherever they may travel across the country. Today’s historic vote in support of the Equality Act is a positive step forward for the communities we serve and for and the country as a whole. All Americans deserve equal treatment under the law.”