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Published: June 1, 2021

Pass Equality Act, AAFP and Others Tell Senate

CAFP joined AAFP and scores of national and state medical and health care organizations in urging the Senate to improve health equity by passing legislation containing comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans.

“LGBTQ people need the explicit, permanent protections under our nation’s existing civil rights laws that the Equality Act would provide with regard to access to care, housing, education, federally funded programs and more,” the groups said in their May 13 letter to senators regarding H.R. 5, which passed the House of Representatives on Feb. 25. “Such protections will help to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination that threatens their health and well-being.”

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