US HB5 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 224-1)
Status: Engrossed on March 1 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-03-17 - Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation. The bill expands the definition of public accommodations to include places or establishments that provide (1) exhibitions, recreation, exercise, amusement, gatherings, or displays; (2) goods, services, or programs; and (3) transportation services. The bill allows the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual's gender identity.

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Title

Equality Act

Sponsors

Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]
Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]Rep. Mondaire Jones [D-NY]
Rep. Ritchie Torres [D-NY]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA]Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD]
Rep. James Clyburn [D-SC]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]
Rep. Jake Auchincloss [D-MA]Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]
Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]
Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux [D-GA]
Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Cori Bush [D-MO]
Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]
Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]
Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]
Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]
Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]
Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]
Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]
Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]
Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]
Rep. Al Green [D-TX]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]
Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]
Rep. Sara Jacobs [D-CA]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]
Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Kaialii Kahele [D-HI]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]
Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]
Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]
Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]
Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]
Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]Rep. Teresa Fernandez [D-NM]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]
Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]
Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Kathy Manning [D-NC]
Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]
Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]
Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Frank Mrvan [D-IN]
Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]
Rep. Marie Newman [D-IL]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]
Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]
Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]
Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]
Rep. Deborah Ross [D-NC]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]
Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU]
Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]
Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR]Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]
Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]
Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]
Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]
Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Marilyn Strickland [D-WA]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]
Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]
Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]
Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]
Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]
Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Nikema Williams [D-GA]
Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]
Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD]Rep. Jamaal Bowman [D-NY]Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]

Roll Calls

2021-02-25 - House - Table the motion to reconsider (Y: 211 N: 195 NV: 0 Abs: 25) [PASS]
2021-02-25 - House - On passage (Y: 224 N: 206 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-03-17SenateCommittee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
2021-03-02SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 9.
2021-03-02SenateRead the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
2021-03-01SenateReceived in the Senate.
2021-02-25HouseTable the motion to reconsider Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 211 - 195 (Roll no. 40).
2021-02-25HouseMr. Cicilline moved to table the motion to reconsider
2021-02-25HouseMr. Kildee moved to reconsider.
2021-02-25HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 206 (Roll no. 39). (text: CR H634-637)
2021-02-25HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2021-02-25HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 5.
2021-02-25HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 803 and H.R. 5. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 803 and one motion to recommit. Rule provides for 90 minutes of general debate on H.R. 5 and one motion to recommit.
2021-02-25HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 147. (consideration: CR H633-661)
2021-02-24HouseRule H. Res. 147 passed House.
2021-02-23HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 147 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 803 and H.R. 5. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 803 and one motion to recommit. Rule provides for 90 minutes of general debate on H.R. 5 and one motion to recommit.
2021-02-18HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HR147 (Related) 2021-02-24 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
SB393 (Same As) 2021-02-23 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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