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House of Representatives approve Equality Act in historic move

Legislation calling for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include gender identity and sexual orientation as protected from discrimination has been approved by the House. On Friday (May 17), the landmark bill was passed through the House of Representatives with a 236-173 vote led by Democrats. The Equality Act bill would provide protection to people living in states where it’s legal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This protection would extend across education, employment, housing and public spaces. “The question before us is not whether the...
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Alabama abortion ban expected to impact LGBT community

A new law in Alabama that will ban abortion in almost all circumstances is likely to impact on the state’s LGBT+ community, activist organisations are warning. The ban was passed yesterday in the state Senate, with 25 white male Republicans voting in favour. Just six members of the house voted against. Under the law, abortion will only be permitted when there is a serious threat to the health of the pregnant person. The bill will now go on to the Governor’s office to be signed into law. Now, a number...
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Televangelist Pat Robertson predicts ‘atomic war’ if Equality Act passes

American televangelist Pat Robertson has said he expects the United States to be engulfed by an “atomic war” if the Equality Act passes. The act—which seeks to strengthen the rights of LGBT+ people—has been heavily criticised by a number of right-wing and religious commentators in recent months. Speaking on his show, The 700 Club, Robertson said viewers should contact their representatives and ask them to vote against the Equality Act. Pat Robertson said the Equality Act is ‘a devastating blow to religious freedom’ “They always give good names to these...
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