Lewis was one of the “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, helping to plan and speak at 1963’s March on Washington. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1986 and today represents Georgia’s 5th District.
Georgia Representative John Lewis has come out in support of the Equality Act in a new video from the Human Rights Campaign. Lewis was one of the “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, helping to plan and speak at 1963’s March on Washington. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in …
The organization’s support came into question earlier this week after Gregory T. Angelo, the former president of gay conservative group Log Cabin Republicans, implied the NAACP was not behind the bill. In an opinion piece titled "Don't Fall for the 'Equality Act,'" Angelo stated that "African American legacy civil rights groups are absent" from an "exhaustive list" of organizations supporting the Equality Act. He specifically cited the NAACP.
Democrats have introduced the Equality Act, aiming to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the classes protected against discrimination by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — and hate groups want you to be scared.