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March 1, 2022, 1:02 AMUpdated: March 1, 2022, 2:21 AM

Bill Banning Black Hairstyle Discrimination Fails House Vote (1)

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

A bill that would ban natural hair discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, and other venues failed to garner enough support in the U.S. House Monday.

The Democrat-led House brought up the measure following a growing state legislative push and litigation on the issue.

The House took up the bill H.R. 2116, also known as the CROWN Act, under rules that required a two-thirds majority to pass. Monday’s 235-188 vote didn’t meet that threshold. The bill’s sponsors said they would seek a vote under regular House rules “in the coming weeks,” in which case it would pass.

Rep. Bonnie ...

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