Google, Facebook and Nike are among the companies that have endorsed a bill that seeks to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in all areas of civil rights.

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.

American Airlines, General Mills, Google, Facebook and Nike have joined Apple, The Dow Chemical Company and Levi Strauss, & Co. in supporting the bill.

“Ensuring fairness in our workplace and communities is both the right hing to do and simply good business,” American Airlines said in a statement provided to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate.

“[T]he time has come in this country for full, federal equality for the LGBT community,” General Mills said.

Google added: “Diverse perspectives, ideas, and cultures lead to the creation of better products and services and ideas. And it's the right thing to do. That's why we support protections for LGBT individuals as outlined in the Equality Act.”