In this may 16, 2019, photo, house speaker nancy pelosi of calif. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (lgbt) people in the united states may face legal and social challenges not experienced by non-lgbt residents. Many lgbt rights in the united states have been legalized by the united states supreme court, but they continue to vary by jurisdiction, and discrimination in jobs and housing is still legal in most states. Senate passes gay rights bill by ramsey cox - 110713 0222 pm est the senate on thursday approved the employment non-discrimination act (enda) in a historic advance for the gay rights cause. To jury service are fundamental to the free and democratic system of justice in the united states and are based in the bill of rights. The bill prohibits the religious freedom restoration act of 1993 from providing a claim, defense, or basis for challenging such protections. The bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individuals gender identity. In response to court action in a number of states, the united states federal government and a number of state legislatures passed or attempted to pass legislation either prohibiting or allowing same-sex marriage or other types of same-sex unions. On june 26, 2015, the supreme court of the united states ruled in the case of obergefell v. The equality act was named after the first gay rights bill introduced in congress more than 40 years ago. It would have amended the civil rights act of 1964 to include sexual orientation. gay rights movement, also called homosexual rights movement or gay liberation movement, civil rights movement that advocates equal rights for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals seeks to eliminate sodomy laws barring homosexual acts between consenting adults and calls for an end to discrimination against gay men and lesbians in employment, credit lending,. Text of bills for the week of may 25, 2020 first published may 22, 2020 at 0235 pm last updated may 28, 2020 at 0948 am xml. The following are links to the text of legislation scheduled for consideration during the week of may 25, 2020. Its a step of faith for stewart, a republican who represents utahs second.