Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Maloney Joins Colleagues to Introduce Equality Act

May 3, 2017
Press Release

Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, issued the following statement after joining his colleagues to introduce the Equality Act. The Equality Act would ensure nationwide, comprehensive protection from discrimination for LGBT people. Currently, LGBT Americans have no protection from discrimination in 29 states.

“In a couple weeks my husband and I will celebrate 25 years together – but I don’t want to celebrate another anniversary where families like mine are denied housing or someone is fired because of who they love. Unfortunately, right now millions of Americans could be fired, denied service at a restaurant or refused housing just because they are LGBTQ.

“Last year, during the fight in Congress over the Maloney Amendment, we learned that there is a bipartisan majority to end LGBTQ discrimination under federal law. This gives me hope that together we can end legalized discrimination. We must pass the Equality Act – so that those who discriminate can no longer hide behind federal law and LGBT Americans are guaranteed equal treatment.”