Equality Act Heads to U.S. House for Floor Vote

Nancy Pelosi’s misnamed Equality Act (H.R. 5) heads to the U.S. House floor for a vote, probably on May 17. With 240 co-sponsors, the bill has a lot of support.

The bill purports to eliminate “discrimination” against those who identify as within the LGBT category of human beings by making “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” protected classes under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which currently protects immutable characteristics—race, biological sex, color, and national origin, and religion consistent with the First Amendment.

However, there would be no religious objection exemption for these two new categories. This means that religious organizations or businesses with strong religious beliefs and convictions about human sexuality that conflict with this new sexual agenda will be forced to accept it. Beyond that, if the Equality Act passes, we will likely see men who self-identify as women being allowed to unfairly compete with women in team sports and use the same locker room and bathroom facilities as females, regardless of any invasion of privacy or safety concerns. And, of course, sex education curriculum in our public schools would change to completely normalize perverse sexual practices across all states in the nation.

“Codifying LGBT ideology into a civil right would take away fundamental freedoms from those who don’t conform. That’s not equality; it’s injustice,” said Emilie Kao of the Washington Examiner.

If you are concerned about this bill, our friends at Family Policy Alliance suggest you contact your member of Congress.

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