WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard, along with 238 of her colleagues, are introducing a new measure that would stand up for the LGBTQ community.

The Equality Act would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in education, employment, credit, housing, Federal jury service, public accommodations, and the use of federal funds.

“Too often, the LGBTQ community still faces discrimination in the workplace, in education, or when trying to find a home,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Gabbard has previously cosponsored and supported anti-discrimination legislation such as the Fair and Equal Housing Act, Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act, Safe Schools Improvement Act, the Do No Harm Act and more.

"First, let me say I regret the positions I took in the past, and the things I said. I'm grateful for those in the LGBTQ+ community who have shared their aloha with me throughout my personal journey," Gabbard said.