NAGLREP Policy Summit Features Two Congressmen & Pro LGBT Bills

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During the first LGBT Housing Policy Summit, NAGLREP endorsed two separate Congressional bills which will positively impact the lives of the LGBT community and outlaw housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

United States Congressmen David Cicilline (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, and Scott Taylor (R-VA) are working on behalf of the LGBT community and spoke at the first NAGLREP Housing Policy Summit on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

Cicilline spoke of his bill when he delivered the event’s keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign headquarters. He detailed he will soon re-introduce the Equality Act to prohibit discrimination against the LGBT community in public accommodations, housing, employment, federal funding, education, credit, and jury service.

Taylor, who met NAGLREP Policy Summit attendees on Capitol Hill, submitted his bill on March 9 (House Resolution 1447) which would “extend protections of the Fair Housing Act to persons suffering discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.”