Democrats are trying yet again to pass the Equality Act, saying it will only change civil rights laws to guarantee that sexual orientation and gender “identity” are included as protected classes — without religious objections.
The House passed the Equality Act in 2019, with eight GOP members voting with Democrats, three of whom did not seek re-election, and whose seats now contain new House GOP members.
With Representative Susan Brooks (IN) being replaced by Representative Victoria Spartz, Rep. Cliff Bentz (OR) replacing Rep. Greg Walden and Rep. Tony Gonzales (TX) replacing Rep. Will Hurd.
The GOP who voted for the Equality Act and who are still in Congress include: Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL), Tom Reed (NY), John Katko (NY), and Elise Stefanik (NY).
The act is opposed by feminist groups like the Women’s Liberation Front. The organization put out a press release saying, “The bill’s creators made certain that gender identity will take priority over sex as a protected factor.”
This time around the Equality Act might pass the Senate as well, and, if so, President Biden is expected to enact it into law. The legislation would stop the recognition of male-female sex, in favor of gender identity, by changing laws to include “gender identity and sexual orientation” as protected classes. If the bill goes through, it would possibly destroy the culture as Americans know it, affecting girls’ privacy in public sports and religion.
On Monday, Catholic League leader Bill Donohue said the bill was “the most complete assault on Christianity ever put into law.”