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 celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Founded in 1994, Interfaith Alliance brings together members from 75 faith traditions as well as those without a faith tradition to protect faith and freedom. For more information visit interfaithalliance.org.