Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act & Senator Patty Murray @PattyMurray Steve Israel @RepSteveIsrael (USA)

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U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced the Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act to amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (“ECOA”) to prohibit credit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

In 2000, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled in Rosa v. Park West Bank & Trust Co. that a man who appeared at a bank branch wearing a dress stated a cause of action under the ECOA for sex discrimination when the bank declined to provide him with an application. That case was subsequently settled.

Murray, Israel introduce bills to bar anti-LGBT bias in credit