Mia Mason is a proud member of the LGBT community and is determined to fight for the civil rights of others, just as she's done for herself. Mia believes that nobody should face discrimination.
Mia believes that everyone deserves protection from discrimination. Everyone should be afforded protection from discrimination based on their self-identity, race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation.
The Equality Act would provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.
The bipartisan Equality Act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and in the Senate by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) on March 13, 2019. The bill was introduced with 287 original cosponsors—the most congressional support that any piece of pro-LGBTQ legislation has received upon introduction. The Equality Act was passed in the House by a bipartisan vote of 236-173 on May 17, 2019.
The Equality Act is being being blocked from a vote on the Senate floor by the Majority Leader and we need to change this!
Rep. Harris voted against the Equality Act, which would establish equal pay for men and women and prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas such as education, employment, and housing. Rep. Harris voted against the Deborah Sampson Act, a resolution that would increase health care access to women veterans through the VA. He has also voted against the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, and prohibiting the use of Funds for Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.