American Equality Bill
Add "sexual orientation and gender identity" to the Civil Rights Act so that we are all treated equally under the law.
The American Equality Bill adds "sexual orientation and gender identity" along side "race, color, sex, national origin and religion" in the following laws:
> The 1964 Civil Rights Act (CRA)
Title II - Covering All Public Accommodations (e.g., restaurants, bars, etc.)
Title III - Covering all Public Facilities (i.e., state and local government buildings, e.g., schools, etc.)
Title VI - Covering all Federally Funded Programs (e.g., health, HIV, homeless youth, adoption)
Title VII - Covering Private-sector Employment (similar in scope to ENDA, but within the CRA context)
Title VIII - Covering Housing (a/k/a, The Fair Housing Act; e.g., sale/rental housing, broker services)
> The Government Employees Act (government employment)
> The Civil Service Reform Act (also government employment)
> The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (e.g., home loans, credit)
It also eliminates discriminatory language and/or modifies definitions in the:
> Americans With Disability Act.
> The Family and Medical Leave Act
these laws fulfill the Government's responsibility under the United
States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to
protect the inalienable human right of each person to pursue happiness,
free from discrimination based on status.
By providing equal
protection for sexuality and gender under America's non-discrimination
laws, the AEB will end the insidious reality of second class citizenship
for 30 million LGBTQ Americans, and ensure the freedom of everyone to
live true to their nature.
The American Equality Bill was initiated
by eQualityGiving and written by Karen Doering, former Senior Counsel
for the National Center for Lesbian
Rights, and subsequently edited and named by J. Todd Fernandez, JD.,
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