The U.S. House of Representatives voted this afternoon to approve H.R. 5 – the so-called “Equality Act.” After over two hours of debate, the bill passed with a roll call vote of 236 to 173 largely along party lines. Eight Republicans voted in favor of the legislation, and no Democrats voted against it. Twenty-three House members did not vote.
All but one of North Carolina’s Representatives were present in the chamber and voting. (Remember, elections are currently underway in the state’s 3rd and 9th Congressional Districts). North Carolina’s Representatives voted as follows:
H.R. 5 now moves on to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it is considered unlikely to pass.