Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Martin O'Malley have endorsed a bill that seeks to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in all areas of civil rights law.

If approved, the bill, titled the Equality Act, would prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in seven key areas, including credit, education, employment, federal funding, housing, jury service and public accommodations, by effectively expanding the Civil Rights Act, originally approved in 1964.

O'Malley, the former governor of Maryland, was first to signal his support.

“I proudly support the new LGBT civil rights bill – we must continue to fight for a more open, respectful & inclusive nation #EqualityAct -O'M,” he tweeted.

Clinton also endorsed the legislation in a tweet.

“The Equality Act will mean full federal equality for LGBT Americans & stronger anti-discrimination protections for everyone. Past time. -H,” she messaged.

According to the Washington Blade, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will co-sponsor the legislation.

“He believes that these protections are long overdue,” a spokesman said. “Vermont has banned discrimination based on sexual orientation since 1992 and gender identity since 2007.”