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White House endorses Equality Act Bill would add LGBT protections to Civil Rights Act

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer The White House announced on November 10 that President Obama ‘strongly supports the Equality Act.’ The bill would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the administration has been reviewing the bill ‘for several weeks.’ ‘Upon that review it is now clear that the administration strongly supports the Equality Act,’ he said. ‘That bill is historic legislation that would advance the cause of equality for millions of Americans.’ ‘We look forward to working with Congress to ensure that the legislative process produces a result that balances both the bedrock principles of civil rights, like those I’ve just described, with the religious liberty that we hold dear in this country,’ Earnest added. The legislation was introduced simultaneously in the Sen

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