Celebrating the 236-173 vote in the House of Representatives on the Equality Act, Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, challenged the Senate to follow suit and pass the civil rights legislation:
“The passage of the Equality Act in the House of Representatives is a step towards full and overdue citizenship rights for LGBTQ+ people in America.
“Our country was founded on the idea that all are created equally – a value shared across faith traditions and philosophies. While there is room for differing understandings of human sexuality among people of faith, there is never room for discrimination under the law – particularly when it prioritizes the teachings of a single group.
“The Equality Act is critical legislation that will help to secure civil rights for LGBTQ+ people in every state, ensuring that no one’s civil rights depend on the state or zip code they live in. The House has done its job. Now, the Senate needs to step up and do the right thing.”
Interfaith Alliance is a network of people of diverse faiths and beliefs from across the country working together to build a resilient democracy and fulfill America’s promise of religious freedom and civil rights not just for some, but for all. We mobilize powerful coalitions to challenge Christian nationalism and religious extremism, while fostering a better understanding of the healthy boundaries between religion and government. We advocate at all levels of government for an equitable and just America where the freedoms of belief and religious practice are protected, and where all persons are treated with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive. For more information visit interfaithalliance.org.