(UnitedVoice.com) – Promises of unity continue to erode as Democrats attempt to force their divisive agenda on America. On February 25, the US House of Representatives passed the Equality Act by a 224 to 206 margin. If signed into law, the transformative legislation would create sexual orientation and transgender status as protected classes under the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
However, it seems Democrats are deaf to the pitfalls the legislation would create. For them, consequences are part of the game as long as it benefits them in some way. Republicans, on the other hand, say the implications are far-reaching and impactful to society. Those fears didn’t stop House Democrats from proving, once again, that their radical agenda is more important to them than solving the fallout the government created through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Democrats Defend the Guarantee of Rights for All
Democrats say the Equality Act would create new protections for LGBTQ workers and students and stop housing discrimination. President Biden fully supported the bill and called it fundamental to the “foundational values of equality and freedom for all.”
It’s not the first time House Democrats have attempted to pass this sort of legislation. In 2019, it passed with partisan support as well. However, the Republican-led Senate never gave the bill the time of day, and it died.
Does the Equality Act Really Create Guaranteed Rights for All or Just a Few?
There are three primary concerns the GOP says the bill neglects to address. The first is that it could endanger women’s safety. The legislation, as proposed, states with respect to gender identity, a person shouldn’t be denied access to a shared facility such as a bathroom, locker room, or dressing room.
The conservative Family Research Council pointed out that transgender people aren’t more likely to be sexual predators. However, sexual predators could more easily exploit the laws by posing as transgender people to access women and girls. The advocacy group posted numerous examples when men gained access to women’s facilities to peep, spy, or take pictures and videos of women.
Second, a debate is raging around the country about transgender boys who participate in girls’ sports. Critics say that girls are at a distinct physical disadvantage to biological boys. As a result, they lose sporting competitions and scholarships. Additionally, critics are expressing concern that professional sports leagues could be forced to accept transgender athletes.
Finally, the bill endangers religious rights by regulating who works at religious nonprofits. The legislation could strip Christian ministries, including things like churches, grade schools, colleges and therapy centers, of their right to hire people who share their values and pursue a common Christian mission. Critics argue it doesn’t work when religious organizations are forced to hire people who are hostile to their beliefs, teachings, and mission.
It appears that Democrats aren’t interested in equal rights for all. They are interested in special rights for a few.
There are many other impactful, radical issues with the Equality Act. Fortunately, it’s likely the bill won’t see the light of day while the Senate is evenly divided. However, the mere notion the legislation was presented in the first place says something about the modern Democratic Party and its agenda.
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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