The city of Palm Springs is now the first in the United States to take a stand on the Equality Act of 2015. On June 16, 2016, the Palm Springs council unanimously voted to approve the Equality Act resolution.
The city is now the first in the nation to officially support this act. It is all part of the city’s effort to ensure fully inclusive civil rights and protections to the LGBT community. The Equality Act of 2015 is a bill in the United States House of Representatives and the Senate that, if passed, would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include protections that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex in employment areas, housing, public accommodations, public education, and federal funding.