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House set to approve sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Seattle Times Friday, 17 May 2019 ()
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House are poised to approve sweeping anti-discrimination legislation that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations and other areas. Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is […]
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