The Hill reports:
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in employment and housing. The Equality Act was approved in a 22-10 party-line vote, setting the bill up for a potential floor vote.
“The ability to have a job, to receive medical care or to rent a home should not depend on who someone is or where they live. And, it certainly should not depend on who they love,” Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday.
Honored to preside over @HouseJudiciary as we passed the #EqualityAct. It is time we make clear that we support equal worth & equal rights of all people—including every LGBTQ person in this country. By passing this bill, we’ve taken a vital step toward moving our nation forward. pic.twitter.com/e8SkSa1aqj
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) May 1, 2019