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June is Pride Month, and the time we celebrate our LGBTQ+ communities and spotlight the ongoing fight for true equality. A year after its introduction, the Equality Act is still in limbo in a stagnant Senate while LGBTQ+ people across the country continue to face discrimination.  LGBTQ+ people in 29 states still lack adequate protections against discrimination in housing, education, health care, and financial institutions, to name a few. Many Republican lawmakers have opposed concerns, worrying that it would infringe upon religious liberties, says CBS News. However, it is extremely necessary to build a better future for all LGBTQI+ Americans.

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“This would, for the first time, give us a comprehensive blanket of protections across the country that are badly needed,” said Zeke Stokes, a consultant for GLAAD.

President Biden released a proclamation renewing his call for the passage of the Equality Act — it’s about time our senators get the job done. Sign this petition and sign your name to call for the immediate passage of the Equality Act this Pride Month!

To continue speaking up, sign these other petitions as well:

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