The legislation , passed to almost entirely along party lines, stands little chance of drawing enough Republican support in the Senate to advance, at least in its current form. It was the second time the Democratic-led House had passed the measure, known as the Equality Act, which seeks to amend the Civil Rights Act of to add explicit bans on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in both public and private spaces. The passage of the legislation came as a broader fight over transgender rights played out on Capitol Hill, with Republicans attacking transgender people and Democrats insisting they warranted the same civil rights protections afforded to anyone else. Rachel Levine , a pick for a top health post who would be the first transgender woman to be confirmed by the Senate, at a hearing to consider her nomination. The confirmation hearing for Dr. Levine, a former Pennsylvania health secretary who President Biden has chosen to be assistant secretary of health, turned briefly combative after Mr.
The Struggle for Gay Rights Is Over
Gay rights: Supreme Court divided in LGBT job discrimination case
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