House Passes Cicilline's Equality Act

May 17, 2019 Issues: LGBT Issues

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today and called on Mitch McConnell to allow an up or down vote on the Equality Act:


“The LGBTQ community has waited nearly 250 years for full equality in our country. Today, we’re one step closer to that goal.”


“Equal treatment under the law and a commitment to fairness and equality are founding values of our country. Discrimination of any kind is wrong and no one should ever be treated as less than equal because of who they are or who they love.”


“The American people overwhelmingly support this bill in every single state. In fact, 84% of Kentucky residents support protections for the LGBTQ community. I hope that Senator McConnell will bring this bill to floor as soon as possible. If he chooses not to do so, his constituents will have a chance to hold him accountable in just 18 months.”