Thursday, 12 November 2015 17:02

President Obama Endorses The Equality Act

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The bill, introduced earlier this year in Congress by Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley, Tammy Baldwin, Cory Booker and Rep. David N. Cicilline, would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Let's be honest, the support of the Obama administration will not be enough to get the approval of Congress controlled by Republicans.

Currently, there would be 37 Democrats and 2 independents who support the act in the Senate and 170 Democrats in the House.

In a statement, the president of Human Rights Campaign, Chad Griffin, said that "the White House sent a strong message that it’s time to put the politics of discrimination behind us once and for all.

"The unfortunate reality is that, while LGBT Americans can legally get married, millions remain at risk of being fired or denied services for who they are or who they love because the majority of states still lack explicit, comprehensive non-discrimination protections."

As for the American population, it backs this initiative by the majority. As reported by The Washington Post, the Public Religion Research Institute has found overall support at 68 percent or higher.

It seems that only the Conservatives, who are afraid for their religious freedom, are opposed to this project. The only problem is that they are many in Congress.