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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Equality Act

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Equality Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
02/25/2021Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 206 (Roll no. 39).(text: CR H634-637)
02/18/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (20)

Date Chamber All Actions
03/17/2021SenateCommittee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
03/02/2021SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 9.
03/02/2021SenateRead the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
03/01/2021SenateReceived in the Senate.
02/25/2021-5:21pmHouseTable the motion to reconsider Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 211 - 195 (Roll no. 40).
02/25/2021-4:31pmHouseMr. Cicilline moved to table the motion to reconsider
02/25/2021-4:31pmHouseMr. Kildee moved to reconsider.
02/25/2021-4:30pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 206 (Roll no. 39). (text: CR H634-637)
02/25/2021-3:43pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
02/25/2021-1:33pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 5.
02/25/2021-1:32pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 803 and H.R. 5. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 803 and one motion to recommit. Rule provides for 90 minutes of general debate on H.R. 5 and one motion to recommit.
02/25/2021-1:32pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 147. (consideration: CR H633-661)
02/24/2021-4:27pmHouseRule H. Res. 147 passed House.
02/23/2021-6:11pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 147 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 803 and H.R. 5. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 803 and one motion to recommit. Rule provides for 90 minutes of general debate on H.R. 5 and one motion to recommit.
02/18/2021HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/18/2021HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/18/2021HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/18/2021HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/18/2021HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/18/2021HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (224)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Jones, Mondaire [D-NY-17]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Torres, Ritchie [D-NY-15]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-12]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Auchincloss, Jake [D-MA-4]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Bourdeaux, Carolyn [D-GA-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Bush, Cori [D-MO-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4]* 02/18/2021
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 02/18/2021
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]* 02/18/2021
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Jacobs, Sara [D-CA-53]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Kahele, Kaiali'i [D-HI-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Leger Fernandez, Teresa [D-NM-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Manning, Kathy E. [D-NC-6]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 02/18/2021
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6]* 02/18/2021
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 02/18/2021
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]* 02/18/2021
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Mrvan, Frank J. [D-IN-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Newman, Marie [D-IL-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]* 02/18/2021
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 02/18/2021
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Ross, Deborah K. [D-NC-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 02/18/2021
Del. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]* 02/18/2021
Del. San Nicolas, Michael F. Q. [D-GU-At Large]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Strickland, Marilyn [D-WA-10]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Williams, Nikema [D-GA-5]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 02/18/2021
Del. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Bowman, Jamaal [D-NY-16]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 02/18/2021
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 02/22/2021

Committees (6)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary02/18/2021 Referred to
House Education and Labor02/18/2021 Referred to
House Financial Services02/18/2021 Referred to
House Oversight and Reform02/18/2021 Referred to
Committee on House Administration02/18/2021 Referred to
Senate Judiciary03/17/2021 Hearings by

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Latest Summary (2)

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Shown Here:
Passed House (02/25/2021)

Equality Act

This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation.

The bill expands the definition of public accommodations to include places or establishments that provide (1) exhibitions, recreation, exercise, amusement, gatherings, or displays; (2) goods, services, or programs; and (3) transportation services.

The bill allows the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual's gender identity.