Cosponsor Bill to Ban Discrimination Against LGBTQ Jurors in Local D.C. Court

Please cosponsor the District of Columbia Local Juror Non-Discrimination Act of 2019 (H.R. 2275), which would clarify that D.C. residents may not be excluded or disqualified from jury service in the local D.C. court based on sexual orientation or gender
identity.  Specifically, this bill would clarify that “sex,” which is a protected class under the non-discrimination law that currently applies to local D.C. jurors, includes sexual orientation and gender identity.

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COSPONSOR: The Pink Tax Repeal Act, H.R. 2048

In 1994, the California Assembly Office of Research conducted a study that found that women pay a “gender tax” of $1,351/year for the same services as men. I subsequently sponsored the “Repeal the Gender Tax Act” in the California Assembly, which passed
in 1996 and required that prices for services like dry cleaning and haircuts be determined by the amount of time needed to do the job, not by gender.

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