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House and Senate Democrats united

A stand against bigotry and hate

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House and Senate Democrats took a stand against hate and bigotry in light of the Trump administration's preparation to implement the transgender military ban.

Lucas Acosta, spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee said: “While the Trump administration prepares to implement the transgender military ban, House and Senate Democrats took a stand against hate and bigotry and reintroduced the Equality Act.

"For decades, LGBTQ people have been fighting to be treated fairly and with respect," Acosta said. "Now, with support from the business community and Democrats in both houses of Congress, we have the opportunity to truly ensure that every LGBTQ person is protected from discrimination, no matter which side of a state border they live on. Democrats in Congress stand ready to fight with the LGBTQ community and support the Equality Act.”

Meanwhile, a current poll by PPRI indicates majorities in every state favor nondiscrimination protection for LGBT individuals. Pennsylvania, surrounded by states with protections, is expected to see a reintroduction of a protections bill.