The Equality Act 2021 - HR 5
the Equality Act 2021 would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to protect people from being discriminated based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and other services as well as access to public accommodations such as restaurants. It was passed by the House in 2019 but did not get a vote in the Senate. With Democrat control of the Senate in 2021, it will get a vote this time. The bill is hotly debated with positions firmly held on both sides.

The Equality Act will be anything but equal

from The Gray Area:
2/19/21; updated 2/26/21:
The Equality Act was first introduced in the 116th Democratic Congress in 2019. It was passed by the Democrat House, but got nowhere in the Republican Senate. With Democrats holding the House, the Senate and the Presidency, there is much optimism among the left that this bill will pass. It was passed this week, Feb. 25, 2021, in the 117th House of Representatives.

Republicans are going to have to be in The Supreme Court a lot in the next two years to stop the Democrats from destroying the Constitution with their radical agenda. This bill is one of the worst in that agenda. Anything that comes out of Congress with a high value-signalling name like, the "For the People Act', or, The Equality Act', you can rest assured it is not what the name means at all. Instead, here is what the bill will be doing to the country.

  • This legislation does not create equality. Equality cannot be created for one group by taking rights away from another. This bill targets people of religious faith, erodes protections for women, and would take children away from parents who refuse radical hormone therapies.
  • The Equality Act endangers women and girls. By recognizing an individuals “chosen gender” instead of his or her “biological sex,” this legislation would force more women and girls to share bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, and sleeping facilities with biological males who choose to identify as female.
  • The Equality Act would allow biological males who identify as female to compete in and likely dominate women’s sports. Not only does this undercut the sport, but it hurts women who depend on college sports and scholarships to obtain educational and career aspirations.
  • Parents’ would lose the right to decide the best medical care for a child suffering with gender dysphoria and would be stripped of custody of their children. Already, courts have sided with transgender clinics against parents who refused radical hormone therapies for their children.
  • This legislation makes it harder for organizations and charities with faith-based values to operate and exist. This negatively impacts all under-served communities, including children, minorities, the unemployed, and the homeless.
  • The Democrat-led House declared war on all Christians across America.
  • The 100,000+ American children in need of adoption each year would be hurt by H.R. 5. The numerous faith-based adoption agencies that serve these vulnerable children would be forced to either close down or violate sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • Employers and businesses would face more regulation and lawsuits. Businesses with 15 or more employees would be forced to provide medical insurance for “gender transitions”, use preferred pronouns or face litigation, and open any single-sex space to both sexes including bathrooms and locker rooms.
  • Free speech must be protected and preserved. H.R. 5 would silence thought and debate on important issues facing our nation, such as gender, marriage, and faith.
  • Provides legal support for a radical school curriculum, teaching sexual preferences and transgender theory to elementary and pre-K children. In states where this curriculum is currently being taught, it is integrated into all subjects, and parents cannot opt their children out.
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