Anti-1A ‘Equality Act' Likely to Pass with House GOP Support

Anti-1A ‘Equality Act' Likely to Pass with House GOP Support

House Democrats are poised to pass the Equality Act again, claiming it will merely amend federal civil rights law to ensure sexual orientation and gender identity are included among protected classes — without protection for religious objections.

In 2019, the House passed the Equality Act, 236-173, with eight Republicans voting with Democrats, three of whom did not run for re-election in November, but whose seats are now occupied by new Republican House members.

The seat of Rep. Susan Brooks (IN) is now occupied by Rep. Victoria Spartz; Rep. Tony Gonzales (TX) won the seat of Rep. Will Hurd; and Rep. Cliff Bentz (OR) now holds the seat of Rep. Greg Walden.

The other Republicans who voted in favor of the Equality Act and are still members of Congress who will be voting on the legislation again are: Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL); Brian Fitzpatrick (PA); John Katko (NY); Tom Reed (NY);

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