Biden Praises Introduction of Equality Act: ‘No One Should Ever Face Discrimination or Live in Fear’

President Joe Biden is applauding lawmakers for introducing the Equality Act.

He noted in a statement on Friday he signed an “Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation” on his first day in office.

“I directed agencies to implement the Supreme Court’s Bostock ruling, and fully enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation,” Biden said.

He added in the statement, “Now, it’s time for Congress to secure these protections once and for all by passing the Equality Act — because no one should ever face discrimination or live in fear because of who they are or whom they love.”

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) introduced the legislation to the House on Thursday.

Biden explained the act “provides long overdue federal civil rights protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, locking in critical safeguards in our housing, education, public services, and lending systems — and codifying the courage and resilience of the LGBTQ+ movement into enduring law.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested during her press briefing on Thursday she is confident the act will have “bipartisan support,” as IJR reported.

“This is something very exciting for us, Equality Act. We passed it, of course before and hopefully, now it will be passed into law in the Senate,” Pelosi said.

She continued, “It will have bipartisan support. The business community is supportive because they want the very best in the workforce. In order for that to happen, we have to remove discrimination in all aspects of our society and our economy.”

The House passed the Equality Act in May of 2019 in a 236-173 vote prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Responses

  1. Except for whites that are being pushed aside in the latest round of affirmative action racism. No longer do we hire those who are qualified, but by skin color. All thanks to the Mad King Biden and his quest for votes, legal and illegal.

  2. Great photo op here. The pinched face, squinting eyes and clenched fist. Every citizen, dead or alive, who voted for him should be ashamed. He is a liar and incompetent. No country will respect us again while he finally gets to sit his delusional a$$ in our White House.

    1. There goes dickster again telling everyone how afraid conservatives are. I thought y’all were supposed to be the riotin-tootin tough-guys armed to the teeth. Maybe that’s why y’all feel you need all of them millions of fire-sticks.

  3. Passing a law that legalizes identity sex is completely wrong. That would allow those committing intrusion a legal standing when being caught in opposite sex restrooms and locker rooms and also can sue for violation of their legal rights. There are only TWO sexes and they are biological and determined at birth, NOT in a person’s mind whenever he/she chooses to exercise that idea. Passing a law that legalizes, and favors and entourages less that one percent while ignoring the privacy rights of the remaining 99+ % is completely wrong. But with democrats it has never been about right and wrong, only about control and what they can get away with doing to people.

    1. way to go republicans/conservatives once again you’re crying about what the democrats are doing when it’s no ones fault but your own. If you were not such cowards you would stand up and fight for this country and take back the white house you let them steal from you. So suffer the consonances of being a coward. civil war would stop all of this crap.