Florida Senator Bill Nelson on Monday quietly became the latest member of Congress to co-sponsor the Equality Act.

Introduced 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.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, thanked Nelson, a Democrat, for his support.

“In the tragedy of Orlando, there were survivors who worried first for their lives and second for their jobs,” said HRC spokesman Jay Brown in a statement given to the Washington Blade. “The reality is LGBTQ people still lack explicit federal non-discrimination protections when it comes to our jobs, our housing, our education and more. The Equality Act would change that and we’re grateful for Sen. Nelson’s support for the bill and LGBTQ Floridians.”

Last week, Florida Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen became the latest Republican to co-sponsor the legislation.

(Related: GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen meets with Caitlyn Jenner; co-sponsors Equality Act.)