President Donald Trump opposes the passage of the Equality Act, a proposed bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to federal civil rights law to prevent discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. In a statement shared with NBC News, a senior administration official confirmed the president's opposition, which was first reported by the Washington Blade. Democrats reintroduced the Equality Act in March, championing the bill as a necessary step to creating a national standard for LGBTQ nondiscrimination. Residents of those states enjoy many of the Equality Act's protections, but those stop at state borders. An openly LGBTQ person driving from Colorado into Nebraska would find that their right to keep their job, to keep their home and to freely engage in commerce evaporates as soon as they cross the state line. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.
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Terry McAuliffe D vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed businesses and individuals to cite their religious beliefs as a reason for refusing services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Accordingly, I veto this bill. McAuliffe's veto comes amid a wave of anti-LGBT bills moving through state legislatures under the guise of religious liberty. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal R vetoed a bill Monday that would have allowed organizations to openly discriminate against gay people.
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