Congressman Cohen Votes for Equality Act
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted for, and the House passed, H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which amends federal civil rights laws to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in education, employment, housing, credit, federal jury service, public accommodations and the use of federal funds. The vote was 236 to 173.
Congressman Cohen made the following statement:
“The Equality Act assures all people are treated fairly. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is simply wrong, and this bill says so.”