The bill being considered:

  1. Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation.
  2. Authorizes the Department of Justice (DOJ) to bring a civil action if it receives a complaint from an individual who claims discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.
  3. Prohibits programs receiving federal funds from denying benefits or discriminating against LGBT people
  4. Prohibits employers from discriminating against LGBT people in terms of hiring and firing employees
  5. Amends the Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act and jury selection standards to prohibit discrimination against LGBT people
  6. Prohibits individuals from being denied access to gender-based facilities, such as bathrooms or locker rooms, that is in accordance with their gender identity

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