PayPal this week joined the growing list of companies backing a federal bill that seeks to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in all areas of civil rights.

Introduced by Democrats last month, the Equality Act seeks to 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.

“At PayPal, we have always believed that everyone has the right to be treated equally, with dignity and respect – which is why we were one of the first companies in California to extend employee benefits to same-sex couples,” the company wrote on its website.

“On an even more fundamental level, we believe everyone deserves to live without fear of discrimination or retaliation for simply being who they are. The provisions in the Equality Act that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity will bring us another important step closer to the day when these rights are fully enjoyed by all.”

PayPal joins Intel, Symantec, IBM, Orbitz, American Airlines, Amazon, General Electric, HP, Microsoft, General Mills, Google, Facebook, Nike, Apple, The Dow Chemical Company and Levi Strauss, & Co. in supporting the bill.

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton, Martin O'Malley and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders have also endorsed the Equality Act.