Two House Republicans favor a ban on LGBT discrimination. One is from Virginia.


Two House Republicans favor a ban on LGBT discrimination. One is from Virginia.

Rep. Scott W. Taylor, a Republican from Virginia Beach, just became the second House Republican — among 238 — to support a federal ban on LGBT discrimination, reflecting a shift in public opinion on the issue in Virginia and the nation.The Human Rights Campaign announced last week that Taylor was the newest co-sponsor of the Equality Act, which, if passed, would add sexual orientation and gender identity to existing federal civil rights statutes.
The other Republican co-sponsor, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.), is not seeking reelection next year.
Among Democrats in Congress, the opposite disparity exists, with almost all members supporting the legislation, …

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