Amendment Passes to Add HUD Non-Discrimination Provisions

Late last night, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) proposed an amendment on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives calling for LGBT equality and non-discrimination provisions in federal transportation and housing programs. The amendment passed with bipartisan support on a 241-184 vote.

“No American should be fired or denied a job or place to live for being who they are or because of who they love,” Rep. Peters said. “My amendment would demonstrate that Congress is willing to lead on equality and fairness as we work toward full non-discrimination provisions for LGBT individuals.”

Watch Rep. Peters’ speech in the video above.

In July 2014, President Obama signed an executive order to prohibit contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment.

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