Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

House Democrats Promise To Prioritise LGBTQ Rights Bill

House Democrats are promising to prioritize anti-discrimination legislation next year that would establish widespread equal rights protection for LGBTQ individuals.

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House Democrats are promising to prioritise anti-discrimination legislation next year. This would for the first time establish widespread equal rights protection for LGBTQ individuals.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently said that she would introduce the Equality Act as one of her first orders of business if Democrats retake the House in November.

The bill would outlaw gender discrimination in places like restaurants and retail shops, in seeking housing, using health care and social services, applying for a loan or participating in the jury selection process.

The House bill has 198 co-sponsors, including two Republicans. But no Senate Republicans have signed on, and social conservatives oppose it. Even if the bill cleared Congress, it would still have to be signed by President Donald Trump to become law.

The survey, from the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, revealed new evidence that young voters could play a larger role than usual in the November 6 polls and that their enthusiasm has grown in the final months leading up to the elections, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.

The poll said that 65 per cent of likely young voters were more fearful than hopeful about the future of America while 49 per cent of them said they would be even more fearful if Republicans retained control of Congress.

The poll surveyed 2,003 Americans aged 18 to 29 between October 3 and 17.

(With Agency Inputs)