Sheila Jackson Lee fights for LGBT equality again

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U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Houston, helped champion a sweeping measure to protect LGBT Americans from discrimination during an unveiling Thursday at the U.S. Capitol.

She was there among 155 co-sponsors in the House to introduce the Equality Act. The measure would bar discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity by amending existing federal laws, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act.



Jackson Lee seldom misses an opportunity to champion LGBT equality. She took part in the Houston Pride parade last month and rubbed gay elbows during the HRC gala dinner in April. She even helped roast LGBT activist and citizen provocateur Ray Hill in April. 


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