United States Legislation H.R. 5

United States Legislation H.R. 5 and H.R. 1

H.R. 5On February 25, 2021, the House of Representatives passed H. R. 5, also known as the Equality Act. The legislation now proceeds to the Senate floor for deliberation, where it needs 60 votes for passage. This Act seeks to expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that afforded equality for people of all races and skin colors to enjoy the same public accommodation and material goods. To understand what is transpiring, we must engage in a brief history lesson on Civil Rights Acts. The first Civil Rights Act occurred…