Politicians talk Equality Act, local politics – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive – Windy City Times


Politicians talk Equality Act, local politics – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive – Windy City Times

For U.S. Rep. David Cicilline ( D-Rhode Island ), the most frustrating aspect of conveying the urgency of the Equality Act, LGBT-rights legislation for which he is the chief co-sponsor, comes when he realizes that many people already think that widespread legal protections for LGBT individuals are already in place.”When you tell people that you can be fired from your job, be denied an apartment, or denied service in a restaurant because you’re gay or lesbian, they often say, ‘That can’t be legal,” said Cicilline, shortly before a discussion he had alongside Illinois U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly ( D-Illinois ), and …

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