The House of Representatives passed the Equality Act Friday.
The legislation makes sweeping reforms to the Civil Rights Act to include protections for the LGBTQ community.
The bill would include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics.
Critics argue it threatens freedom of speech, religion, and women’s rights.
But despite that, the bill passed with support from Democrats and some Republicans.
However, it’s unclear if it will receive a floor vote in the senate.
Source: NewsNet | House Passes ‘Equality Act,’ Bill Focusing on LGBTQ Protections