About 75% of Americans Support the "Equality Act" Which Bans LBGTQ Employment Discrimination
More than three-fourths of Americans support legislation to protect LGBTQ individuals from discrimination in jobs, housing, and public accommodation, according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute. The Equality Act passed in the House recently and is pending in the US Senate.
The most interesting finding is that even 62% of Republicans now support the legislation. Overwhelming majorities of Democrats [85%] and Independents [78%] favor the bill.
PRRI: “The data is clear: the vast majority of Americans support LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections no matter where they live, the party they belong to, or the church they belong to,” said Natalie Jackson, director of research at PRRI. “Despite the Equality Act garnering only three Republican votes in the House, as senators consider their votes, they should pay attention to the fact that Americans—including Republicans—are very much on board with the principles of the legislation.”
Despite broad public support, GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to oppose the legislation and filibuster the bill so that it can't get to the floor for a vote in the Senate. The one group that won't back The Equality Act are White Evangelical Christians and they are the GOP's most reliable voting block.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content