The act, if it is enacted into law, would modify many federal laws - including the Fair Housing Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Jury Selection and Services Act, and laws around federal government employment - to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
"This bill represents a critical step toward ensuring that America lives up to our foundational values of equality and freedom for all".
The bill would also enforce the increasingly stifling transgender orthodoxy, forcing places of public accommodation to allow biological males in women's restrooms and locker rooms in the name of fighting "discrimination".
Religious leaders are anxious about the Equality Act, which is expected to pass in the House, because it makes no provision for religious objections and some warn that it could outlaw standing up for traditional views on marriage.
"In a period of such polarization, where else do you have over 80% of support for a piece of legislation?" said Janson Wu, executive director of LGBT+ advocacy group GLAAD.
"This is a very risky bill and I strongly encourage you to write your representatives in Congress and the Senate, your governor, even your state legislators, and express your concern", Graham wrote.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he would use his powers as majority leader to put the bill on the floor and would dare Republicans to vote against it, though he declined to say when he would bring the legislation up in the Senate.
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Decades in the making, the Equality Act was passed in the Democratic-controlled lower chamber in a 224-206 vote.
"The Human Rights Campaign thanks the U.S. House of Representatives under Speaker Nancy Pelosi's leadership for its commitment to LGBTQ equality and advancing this legislation forward on behalf of all Americans", David added.
Gay and lesbian members of Congress spoke about how meaningful the bill is for them.
In announcing her support for the bill Wednesday, Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) noted that she is "the proud sister to a trans brother and a gender non-conforming sibling".
Swift, who began her career as a country music star before dominating pop, ended her long-held silence on political matters in 2018 and has since become outspoken in her support of LGBT rights.
Mr Cicilline challenged Republicans, "I hope you will bear in mind how your vote will be remembered years from now".
Opponents say the bill impinges on First Amendment rights, particularly free speech and religious liberty.
According to Breitbart, Catholic League president Bill Donohue called out the Biden Equality Act, saying that it will not only "promote the most comprehensive assault on Christianity ever written into law", but it would also "discriminate against people of faith". It is unlikely that nine Republicans will defect on a bill that would eviscerate religious freedom.
Rep. Marie Newman, D-Ill., whose office sits across from Greene's, put a transgender flag outside her office "so she can look at it every time she opens her door". "It's not even just respect, but take pride, take pride in our LGBTQ community".
He said he had not realised how prescription drugs he was taking might interact and later pleaded guilty to reckless driving. He had a fifth surgery on his back, a microdiscectomy, two days before Christmas and gave no indication when he would return.
The order from the Supreme Court all but brings an end to a long-running legal battle over the Vance grand jury subpoena. Trump responded on Twitter to the release of the sketch, writing: "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man".
White House officials will also hold virtual meetings with Canadian ministers on specific policy issues, Psaki added. Only a diplomatically crafted readout from the Prime Minister's Office offered clues to how those discussions went.
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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of one additional death related to COVID-19. This brings their pandemic totals up to 12,802 cases, and 12,533 recoveries, with 141 cases remaining active.
Dans la Capitale-Nationale, la situation continue de s'améliorer avec un taux de 36,2 cas actifs pour 100 000 habitants. Les opérations de dépistage se poursuivent dans la province, où 17 970 tests ont été effectués le 21 février.
All face a number of other charges from unlawful possession of firearms and explosives to forming part of a criminal organisation. Two men have been charged in Malta with providing the bomb that killed anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia .
And Russia has offered to supply 300 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine to the AU scheme along with a financing package. Covax has said it hopes to raise the figure to up to 27% in lower-income countries by the end of December.
Variant B.1.1.7 was originally reported in the United Kingdom , and has proven to be more infectious than the original strain. Officers say 27 tickets had been issued final week, a lot of them associated to gatherings in non-public houses or outdoor.
Le porte-parole du gouvernement, Gabriel Attal, a indiqué que la situation " est très préoccupante dans une dizaine de départements ".
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He added: "There's a diversity of opinion among Louisiana Republicans , even if there is not among a very small group of people". It's a contrast from the January 11 reports that Trump didn't even call to check on Pence after he had to flee for his life.
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The reopening of schools is expected to help the economy, freeing parents who have had to juggle work and home schooling. Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith also urged Mr Johnson to reopen the hospitality sector more quickly.