This week, we and a host of conservative, values-based ministries and outlets sounded the alarm about the Democrats’ radical “Equality Act” which essentially codifies into law much of the far-left’s controversial policy proposals relating to gender identity, “reproductive rights,” and LGBT nondiscrimination.
The landmark bill will add an amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act to ban discrimination against LGBT people.
With this, critics warn, will come the inevitable encroachment on the natural rights of all Americans, not just those the radical bill would apply to, particularly as relates to religious freedom and personal privacy.
Opposition to H.R. 5 from the right has been by no means minute, yet out of the 221 Republican members of Congress, three voted in favor of this bill; Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY), John Katko (R-NY), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).
It is not just concerns about infringements on religious freedom that have conservatives objecting to this bill, it’s concerns about infringements on the right to life and personal religious convictions against destroying it in the womb.
Life News notes that “In addition to eroding women’s rights and gutting religious freedom, The Equality Act strips healthcare workers of their conscience protections as it relates to sex reassignment surgery, hormone treatment, and abortion, and would force taxpayers to fund abortions.”
The House just passed the "Equality Act." The bill is designed to gaslight anyone paying attention. It enshrines inequality:
-It promotes killing preborn children
-Classifies doctors who won't commit an abortion as sexist
-Ends female-only spaces, including female-only sports
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) February 25, 2021
The Democrat-controlled House held a vote on Thursday, with every member of the majority voting and the three dissenting Republican congressmen.
The bill will now head for the Senate, where conservatives can take heart that it faces a tough battle.
Politico notes thatwhile Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has said the bill will head for a floor vote “at exactly the right time,” it will take 10 Senate Republicans in order to beat a filibuster from the GOP.
“That won’t be easy: Most Republicans, as well as some religious groups, warn that the LGBTQ rights bill would chip at religious liberty protections, leading to lengthy and pricey court battles,” the left-leaning publication notes.
Those opposed to this dangerous piece of legislation should see in this the opportunity to join the already vocal community of values-based voters who are putting pressure on the GOP to continue to oppose the Equality Act.
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