Washington, D.C. — Today Log Cabin Republicans announced it is endorsing the Fair & Equal Housing Act (H.R. 1447). The bill, drafted by freshman Congressman Scott Taylor (R-VA), would amend the Fair Housing Act to include LGBT non-discrimination provisions. The legislation marks the first time in history a Republican congressman has introduced and served as the original author of a fully inclusive piece of legislation addressing both sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.

“I’m pleased to have Log Cabin Republicans endorse this important legislation,” Congressman Taylor said. “I welcome their support and the support of anyone who believes LGBT Americans should not be discriminated against when seeking a place to call home.”

Taylor, a former Navy Seal and first-term congressman, has in the past co-sponsored similar LGBT non-discrimination legislation during his time in the Virginia House of Delegates.

“In a week when the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it was withdrawing LGBT notice and reporting regulations, Congressman Taylor’s common-sense conservative bill offering housing protections for LGBT Americans couldn’t have been introduced at a more critical time,” Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo added. “Log Cabin Republicans looks forward to assisting the Congressman by engaging with lawmakers in the nation’s capital to grow support for this historic legislation.”