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The Latest: House passes sweeping bill to expand gay rights

4 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Latest on a House bill to extend civil rights protections to LGBT people :
12:15 p.m.
Democrats in the House have approved a sweeping anti-discrimination bill that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Called the Equality Act, the legislation would extend protections to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations and other areas.
The bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and...
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