Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus Celebrates Passage of the Equality Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2021

DELRAY BEACH FL – Today, the US House of Representatives passed The Equality Act by a vote of 224 to 206. This landmark bipartisan legislation would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories in a number of civil rights laws and ensure equality for LGBTQ+ Americans. Stephen Gaskill, president of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement:

“The Equality Act ensures the LGBTQ+ community enjoys basic civil rights protections throughout the US, and bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. These protections are long past overdue. The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus thanks those in the Florida congressional delegation who voted in support of our community and for their recognition that civil rights should not be up for debate. We hope that when the US Senate takes up the bill that Marco Rubio and Rick Scott will recognize the large number of LGBTQ+ Floridians who are watching. They may have a vote on our rights, but we have a vote on their jobs.”

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