NBC NEWS ATLANTA: The two Democrat winners in the runoff election in Georgia on Tuesday will not only determine control of the Senate but will also have far-reaching implications for the future of federal nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans.
When questioned before the election about gay rights, the two losing Republic candidates (both current US Senators) refused to comment as the Republican Party is firmly against gay marriage.
The two winners, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock (the first Black person from Georgia to be elected to the US Senate) responded affirmatively.
Ossoff and Warnock both are committed to supporting the Equality Act. The federal bill would update civil rights legislation to add protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, public accommodations, jury service, education, federal programs and credit. (For more information, Click Here.