On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, which would amend all major civil rights law, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act, to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” along with race, sex, and religion as classes that are protected from discrimination.
Read more in The Daily Signal: With Support of 8 Republicans, House Passes Equality Act
The Equality Act would give the federal government power to punish citizens who dissent from sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) ideology, including medical professionals, parents, women and girls, businesses, and charities. The bill would violate the right to freedom of conscience, religion, and speech for every American adhering to a traditional view of these issues. The bill would also take away the authority of local communities to determine who is allowed in single-sex facilities and whether biological men and boys are allowed to join women’s and girls’ sports teams.
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Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., recently explained how the Equality Act would take away rights from women and girls; watch her remarks here.
School administrators are already trying to silence women and girls who dare to speak out against “transgender,” biologically male students competing in women’s sports. The Daily Signal recently interviewed a girl in Connecticut who refused to be bullied: 8th Place: A High School Girl’s Life After Transgender Students Joined Her Sport.
Leftists continually push to invent new rights for certain groups of people while undermining the rights of others. How should conservatives respond to this disturbing trend?