News • February 25, 2021

The Equality Act just passed the House -- now it's time to act!

Great news – the Equality Act, comprehensive federal legislation protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination, was approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives, the first step toward its passage. We're grateful for several members of the North Carolina congressional delegation for joining the bill as original co-sponsors – and now, we need you to take action.

The House passage of this landmark bill comes at the same time that momentum for LGBTQ nondiscrimination is building in North Carolina. Thousands of you have taken action with our NC is Ready campaign, and six local ordinances have passed so far, with more discussions on the horizon. But 93% of the state still lives in communities where LGBTQ people remain vulnerable to discrimination, and people are hurting.

As we continue to fight for The Equality Act on the federal level, it's important that we also act locally to protect LGBTQ North Carolinians. Today, we'd like to invite you to join the #NCIsReady campaign and tell North Carolina elected officials that we can't wait on The Equality Act to ensure our communities are protected -- we need local protections today!

A supermajority of Americans – including 67% of North Carolinians – support ending anti-LGBTQ discrimination. It's time that North Carolina joins hundreds of other municipalities across the country and protects its most vulnerable citizens at the local level.

Head here to add your voice to the NC Is Ready campaign.

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