Apple Throws Its Weight Behind Historic LGBT Equality Act

Apple Throws Its Weight Behind Historic LGBT Equality Act

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS introduced sweeping legislation today that would outlaw discrimination against LGBT people under federal law, and the world’s most valuable company is throwing its support behind the bill.

The Equality Act of 2015 would ensure that people cannot be discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity when it comes to employment, housing, and other rights. The legislation would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlaws discrimination the basis of race, color, religion, and national origin. The Equality Act would extend these same rights to LGBT people, including in the 31 states that don’t already extend these protections to their LGBT citizens.

Read more: http://www.wired.com/2015/07/apple-equality-act/

Camilla Wood

UK based Legal Aid Lawyer

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