H.R.2687: Customer Non-Discrimination Act
Currently, federal civil rights legislation protects people on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, and disability in public spaces and commercial services that are available to the general public, such as restaurants, shops, and hotels. These protections are not extended to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Approximately 20 states have various laws extending protections to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Although progress is being made at the state level, members of the LGBTQ+ community deserve equal access to public accommodations, regardless of location. The Customer Non-Discrimination Act applies federal civil rights protections to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Notably, the Act specifically states that there will be no exemption to the enforcement of protections under The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA).View Full Overview
- The National Assembly is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The National Assembly envisions equity as the condition in which differences among people have no influence on how they fare in society.
- Equity is advanced through the implementation of policies, practices, attitudes, and cultural messages that prevent differential outcomes based on the differences among people. This requires a continuous reevaluation of norms, and a commitment to eliminating policies, practices, and systems that perpetuate inequity, so that all people are fully welcomed, valued, respected, and heard.
- The National Assembly supports H.R. 2687, legislation that removes systemic barriers in equity for the LGBTQ+ community.
Date IntroducedMay 10, 2019
CommitteeHouse Judiciary Committee
Bill StatusIntroduced or Prefiled
SponsorRep. Bonnie Watson Coleman
Assigned ContactTerry Stone
Fort Lauderdale FL , 33309