Statement from Mayor Bowser on House Passage of H.R. 5

Thursday, February 25, 2021

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act (H.R. 5).

“We applaud the House of Representatives for once again passing the Equality Act to ensure critical civil rights protections for LGBTQIA+ Americans. While we have made progress, too many LGBTQIA+ Americans can still be fired, refused service, denied housing, or have loan applications rejected because of who they are or who they love. We urge the Senate to similarly pass this long-overdue legislation to ensure that LGBTQIA+ Americans, regardless of where they call home, can thrive and live free from discrimination.”