Posts Tagged: protections

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… Read more »

Kerry, Nadler Introduce Fair Housing Bill Covering Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation

Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts has introduced federal legislation to expressly prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in housing. The bill, known as the Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act, or HOME Act, would amend the 1968 Fair Housing Act to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, as well as amend the… Read more »