Equality Act Resolution

Updated: Jul 19, 2019

At the June 26 Cook County Board meeting, a final vote was taken to support the Equality Act Resolution. On a federal level, the Equality Act was passed by the U.S. House on June 20.

The Equality Act aims to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation. It will also add needed federal protections in housing, employment and healthcare to millions LGBTQ Americans by amending the protected classes in several civil right laws to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity."

This piece of legislation passed easily by Cook