This hearing is a historic opportunity for Senators to grasp the urgent need for them to pass this bill. Every day that goes by without the Equality Act means another day when LGBTQ people can face discrimination in virtually every sphere of daily life.

No civil rights bill has ever enjoyed this level of support from the business community. America’s business leaders know that the status quo is morally unacceptable. They know that discrimination is bad for business. They are losing patience with the political leaders who stand in the way of progress.

When LGBTQ employees and their families are protected from discrimination, they can truly thrive in the workplace and beyond. The positive impact the Equality Act can have on our country is profound.

Erin Uritus
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates