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BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 5, LGBTQ Civil Rights Protections (2)

May 8, 2019, 6:40 PMUpdated: May 15, 2019, 7:42 PM

Federal civil rights protections would be expanded to cover sexual orientation and gender identity under H.R. 5.

The measure would bar such discrimination in any place of public accommodation, including hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, retail stores, transportation services, health-care facilities, funeral homes, and any other establishment that provides goods or services.

Individuals couldn’t be denied access to shared facilities, such as bathrooms and locker rooms, in accordance with their gender identity.

Employment-based discrimination would also be covered. More than twenty states and Washington, D.C., already have employment laws that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, according ...

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