Los Angeles LGBT Center commends U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Equality Act, on Thursday, February 25, 2021. The Center calls on U.S. Senate to do the Same.
In response to the U.S. House of Representative’s historic passage of the Equality Act and the introduction of the same bill in the Senate earlier this week, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement:
“Today’s vote in the House of Representatives is a historic step forward for equality. But our work is far from over. Recent history reminds us just how quickly bigotry and hate can take hold and be weaponized by politicians against the LGBTQ community.
“Passing the Equality Act won’t change the hearts and minds of those people who seek to divide, demean, and take away our rights. Rather, it will reaffirm what an overwhelming majority of Americans already believe: that equality for all should be the law of the land. LGBTQ people deserve to live full and free lives that are supported and protected by our federal government.
“With the passage of the Equality Act in the House, the Senate now has a job to do—and we must make sure they do it. Passing the Equality Act will put the Senate—and our nation—on the right side of history. And, indeed, this is the historic moment to do so. We will do all we can to make sure the Senate grasps this moment and joins our fight for equality.”
Take action now to help pass the Equality Act in the U.S. Senate! Join the Center’s Resistance Squad at lalgbtcenter.org/resist.
About the Los Angeles LGBT Center
Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center’s nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.