Microsoft and Symantec have joined the growing list of companies backing 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.

“To create technology that empowers the world, we need to reflect the diversity of the world,” Microsoft said in a written statement. “Supporting diversity, inclusiveness and equal treatment is not just good for business, it is also the right thing to do. That's why we support the protections for LGBT Americans as outlined in The Equality Act.”

According to a Human Right Campaign (HRC) blog post, Symantec Corporation has also endorsed the proposed legislation.

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