Members of the U.S. House of Representatives filed the “Equality Act” on March 13, which would make “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” protected classes under civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination due to race, sex, color, disability, and religion.
If passed, the legislation would have far-reaching implications to include reversing equal educational opportunities gained through Title IX, as well as losing basic privacy rights.
As three Catholic bishops noted in a letter to the U.S. Senate sharing their disapproval, “The Act’s definitions alone would remove women and girls from protected legal existence.”
Beyond harming women, the Equality Act threatens religious liberty, freedom of speech, and parental rights, particularly for those conservatives and Christians who do not believe in and do not want to follow the LGBT agenda.
The Heritage Foundation concludes, “A federal sexual orientation and gender identity law would empower the government to interfere in how regular Americans think, speak, and act at home, at school, at work, and at play. Any bill promoting such authoritarianism is a danger to our freedoms.”
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