Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Votes for Equality Act

May 17, 2019
Press Release
Bill prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity

 

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.”