Schumer Vows to Pass Federal LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Bill


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York delivered an impassioned speech at the LGBT Community Center in Manhattan on January 28 as he sought to reignite momentum behind the Equality Act with a pledge to pass a federal LGBTQ non-discrimination bill.

“I am committing to passing federal legislation to update the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include protections for all LGBTQ+ Americans,” said Schumer, whose vocal vow drew cheers from across the room. The event was led by Freedom for All Americans, which is a bipartisan campaign to win federal LGBTQ non-discrimination protections, along with the statewide advocacy group New Pride Agenda and the Bronx LGBTQ organization Destination Tomorrow.