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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.

Watch: Heritage Explains: How The Equality Act Harms Parents and Children

Read all about it:

Sexual Ideology Indoctrination: The Equality Act’s Impact on School Curriculum and Parental Rights

The Equality Act Could Let Schools, Not Parents, Make Decisions About Children

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?

Comments (28)

Gail Smith - May 17, 2019

America is the land of the free and the brave. This Equality Act will destroy our freedom of speech, of sports, of ladies restroom, and what we hold dear in our consience. It is not the America that was founded years ago to allow the freedoms given to us by God. I can’t believe we have come so far to the evils of our world. It makes many of us feel so defeated. Thanks for all you do.

Harley Hunter - May 17, 2019

Totally & completely trash it for what it is – TRASH & the continued push by the Dems to drop all morality in the toilet. Unreal & it all started w/ taking Christian prayer out of the schools in the 60s. Each invented “constitutional” right thereafter got us to this evil “Equality Act”.

Bill Herris - May 17, 2019

You comment on how the donor base is no comparison to the lefts. Many of my friends who are staunch conservatives have stopped supporting republican candidates because they have proven to be spineless in fulfilling their obligation to the people who elected them. If the conservatives don’t learn to fight we will continue to loose on every critical issue. There must be a way of holding our conservative representatives and congressman accountable

Linda Rivard - May 17, 2019

We are ALL SUPPOSED to have life liberty & the pursuit of happiness. Not just the dems wanting to destroy our country.

Jon Sollars - May 17, 2019

You are our last chance to save the American Dream the way all of us worked so hard to try to reach a decent living. They are now trying to push all of us to the side.
I wish them luck but they should understand to just make a living it takes hard work and dedication. You and Mr. Trump is Americas last chance. I only wish it was me giving you that money you received, you certainly deserve it.

William Coates - May 17, 2019

Moral diversity is a destructive force. It destroys lives, and nations. Trying to make God’s law subordinate to secular government has never worked out well.
Now Democrats propose to place the mentally ill in charge of our society. It must be stopped.

Sheila M. Neugebauer - May 17, 2019

What can parents answer their sons and daughters about this new set of govenmental values? What has happened to protect children and promote real and natural respect for all? The US Senate must stop this unreal invasion into family matters!

Ruth Pierce - May 17, 2019

Thank you for the good work The Heritage is doing to inform us and keep us on the right path. As a Christian I believe God has the answer and the way for us to live. Those creating this so called Equality Act and voting for it, will have a guilty conscience when they see what this act brings. They need read, 2Chronicles 7:14. May our prayers, as we believe in God, turn our nation around.

Sandra Aleman - May 17, 2019

They need to make sure that President Trump will veto the bill if the senate ignores their constituents and passes it. We need some grassroots passionate patriots to make lots of noise.

J Nat Prince - May 18, 2019

Pelosi has turned from Trump to another way to stir up strife. Roman History speaks of this level of evil as it’s demise. Our only hope is the convention of states, If it is not too late.

Marilyn Mills - May 18, 2019

The Equality Act must be vetoed. It is
harmful and destructive to our country and its people.

Warren Willsey - May 18, 2019

There is no “equality” in the Equality Act. This is one of the worst pieces of legislation ever put together and it needs to be kept off the Senate floor. Hopefully, those who insist on this passing will not e re-elected and – if it comes to him – President Trump will veto it.

Deborah - May 18, 2019

About the Equality Act, Republicans simply vote this down in the Senate. This, again, is the liberal agenda being pushed down our throats and everything they do serves to remove morals, religious rights, and bankrupt the minds of our children.

Victor Andrews - May 18, 2019

Its good to know Tennessee has a strong Congressman, Mark Green who voted no and at least ONE U.S. Senator that is sure to vote NO…Marsha Blackburn. As for our other U.S. Senator, well lets just say he’s an ‘enlightened one’ whose conservative credentials are only pulled out when he’s campaigning. He and little bobbie corked were 2 peas in a pod who were quick to stand up for B.O. Stinks but have issues support a REAL AMERICAN POTUS and his policies. That should tell you all you need to know.

Mary Cobb - May 18, 2019


Phyllis Eix - May 18, 2019

if I weren’t confident that it will be dead on arrival in the Senate and/or on President Trump’s desk, I would be in fear for the future of our religious freedoms and our survival as a nation.

Donald Miller - May 18, 2019

It is worse in California It is now taught in all the schools (grade and high schools) and the parents have no choice. The parents have to sent their children to privet school or home school their children.

Pat Ellis - May 18, 2019

Heritage needs to get the commonsense, moral and Godly message into our schools. This messages are going to our nation’s children!

Rod Shurtliff - May 18, 2019

The only way to fight the Left in their pursuit to destroy this nation is to vote out of office those who choose to vote for this kind of evil. I would appreciate knowing who voted for the “Equality Act” and who voted against it so I can throw my money and support to defeat those voting for it and maintain in office those who voted against it. That is the American way, isn’t it?

FRANCES WARD - May 18, 2019


Mickey D Watson - May 19, 2019

The Equality Act is against everything our Founding Fathers fought for! I want to know where one group of individuals have the right to override all of what the US Constitution stands for, just for their pleasure???!!! Every bit of this bill is demonic and wrong on all levels of the law.

I don’t care anything about what the LGBTQ community wants. I say let them live the lives they want … But DO NOT FORCE YOUR LIFESTYLE ONTO ME!!! So far, the LGBTQ is ruining our educational system with all this drive to teach about the LGBTQ’s lifestyle and the new push to teach kids about Transgender. Kids need to learn about math, reading and skills for their future, not a highly questionable mindset.

Those in the Primary Schools are nothing more than kids and young ones at that. They don’t know what they want or need, at that age. All of this action is overriding Parents Authority and Control of their children’s lives. I am praying that the US Senate does not allow this to pass and if they do that President Trump will VETO it!!!

The Equality Act the second worse bills that the Dimwits have ever presented to the US House of Reps that has ever happened … The first worse bill every presented was the Late Term Abortion bill that will authorize the murder of babies who are ready to be delivered!!! What is wrong with these politicians???

Charles Hawkins - May 19, 2019

To support the Equality Act equals a rejection of Biblical faith.Continue intelligent and persistent opposition.

Carol - May 20, 2019

I wrote to my senators and congressman about this Equality Act thing. I hope none of them voted for it!! Women don’t want men in their restrooms and certainly not their locker rooms!!! It is not fair if they let men compete in women’s/girl’s sports. That’s why they are separate to begin with. Transgenderism is a fad and a form of mental illness. It should not be encouraged. It should be treated.

Bill Clark - May 20, 2019

The hard-core Dems have no shame. This is appalling.

Barry J Lindblom - May 20, 2019

We need to uphold the original ideas and ideals of the Constitution of the United States. Common sense goes a long way to keeping things on the right track as well. Sometimes I just wish the an “adult” could stand up and say “that’s it, stop it, it’s over, you are being unreasonable.”

Bonnie Sargeant - May 22, 2019

Ditto on Bill Herris. (May 17.) I stopped donating during Obama years to the Republican Party because, unlike Democrats, they don’t work together and are not effective in accomplishing what the voters put them there to do. They want me to send them money so they can do their job? Do your job and then I’ll send you more money!!

Bob - May 24, 2019

Term limits would do wonders to eliminate the ruling class. President Trump is doing all he can given the situation. Defeating the Democratic party and rino Republicans is about the only thing we have left to use in our playbook.

Millie From Philly - May 26, 2019

I believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God written by men through Holy Spirit inspiration and direction.
It says “Satin is the author of confusion and the father of all lies”.
Therefore, I believe God allowed America for many reasons and He still blesses us. I think through faithful people who speak truth such as Heritage and many others. I also believe in prayer. It is Scriptual to pray for the enemy to be confused and turn on each other. I also add that their minds and tongues will also be more confused than they usually are. So much so that even they would be sickened at their own sight of themselves.
Pray with me so that President Trump and those who care for and love America can get to business as God ordains.
Thank you.

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