Jamie Lee Curtis is the latest
celebrity to join the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Americans for the
The Equality Act, which
is expected to reach a House floor vote this week, seeks to
prohibit discrimination against people who identify as lesbian, gay,
bisexual or transgender in key areas such as employment, housing,
federally-funded programs, and public accommodations.
On Monday, the Trump administration
said that the president is opposed to the legislation.
groups respond to Trump's opposition to Equality Act: “We're
In a roughly 90-second video, Curtis
recounted a story about telling a friend that such a law does not
“The simple basic equality doesn't
exist legally in this country. And she said to me, 'really?' And I
couldn't believe that she actually thought that there was one,”
“Why is it that we don't have the
“People would be given equal
representation despite their sexual orientation or their gender.
That's why we need to pass the Equality Act now,” she added.