Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter, Nike and IBM are among the 60 companies calling for passage of the Equality Act.

Introduced by Democrats last year, 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.

On Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, launched its Business Coalition for the Equality Act.

“These business leaders are showing true leadership and fighting to end a shameful status quo that leaves LGBT people at risk in a majority of states for being denied services or fired because of who they are or who they love,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “We’re proud of all these corporate leaders stepping forward to say that all Americans, including LGBT people, should be able to live free from fear of discrimination and have a fair chance to earn a living.”

According to HRC, the companies that make up the coalition employ over 4.2 million people in the United States and have combined revenues of $1.9 trillion.

Other members of HRC's Business Coalition for the Equality Act include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Accenture, Airbnb, Amazon.com, American Airlines, American Eagle Outfitters, Best Buy, Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Brown-Forman, CA Technologies, Caesars Entertainment, Capital One Financial, Cardinal Health, Choice Hotels International, Corning, CVS Health, Diageo North America, Dropbox, EMC, Gap, General Mills, HP, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg, Levi Strauss & Co., Marriott International, MasterCard, McGraw Hill Financial, Microsoft, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Monsanto, Moody's, Oracle, Orbitz, PepsiCo, Qualcomm, Replacements Ltd., Salesforce, Sodexo, Symantec, T-Mobile, Target, Tech Data, Coca-Cola Company, Dow Chemical, Hershey Company, Unilever and WeddingWire.