Taylor Swift is celebrating a major step toward LGBTQ+ rights.
The House of Representatives voted 224-206 on Thursday (Feb. 25) to pass H.R. 5 and S. 788, better known as the Equality Act, which would create federal protections for LGBTQ Americans against discrimination on the basis of “sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity,” in areas including housing, employment, access to public accommodations (restaurants, bathrooms, etc.) and more.
The Senate would also have to vote to pass the bill in order for it to become law.