Target this week backed a federal bill that seeks to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in all areas of civil rights, joining a growing list of companies.

Introduced by Democrats in July, 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.

“Today, we're proud to announce another important milestone,” Target said in a statement posted on its website. “Target has signed on in support of the Equality Act.”

“Target proudly stands with the LGBT community through all that we do, from our partnerships with organizations like HRC, to our volunteer efforts, and even the products we sell,” said Caroline Wanga, Target's senior director of diversity and inclusion. “We want to be a champion for an inclusive society by using our influence and resources to support equality in the communities where our team members and guests live and work.”

Target joins PayPal, Intel, Symantec, IBM, Orbitz, American Airlines, Oracle, 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.