In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a historic piece of legislation that would finally prohibit discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity in schools, at work, and in the context of housing, credit, and jury service.
The Equality Act (H.R. 5 and S. 788) has made it through one chamber of Congress, but now it's up to the senate to act. Your senators need to hear from influential constituents and school leaders like you today to sway their decision. Your voice matters, and there has never been a more important time to stand up for LGBTQ students, educators, and school staff to ensure that they are afforded the same rights and protections as all Americans.