A coalition of liberal Democrats unveiled a proposal Thursday to rewrite the 1964 Civil Rights Act to outlaw discrimination against gays in the workplace, in financial and housing markets, and in other areas of private and public life.
Proponents describe the effort as the next gay-rights movement.
The legislation, dubbed the Equality Act, was announced less than a month after a Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide, a 5-4 decision that prompted lawmakers who support gay rights and their political allies to set aside legislation that was more modest a more comprehensive bill.
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Julaine Appling, president of WFA, says, “As an open homosexual, Senator Baldwin’s main reason for being in politics has always been to advance that agenda.. This breathtakingly broad bill should remind us that marriage was never the ultimate goal. Full societal acceptance, even if its forced, and special rights and protections are what they are after.”