On March 13, the Equality Act H.R. 5, S. 788 was introduced to the U. S. House of Representatives by Reps. David Ciciline (D-RI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and in the Senate by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Susan Colins (R-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Cory Booker (D-NY).
This piece of LGBTQ legislation would amend existing civil rights law, to include:
- Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Fair Housing Act
- Equal Credit and Opportunity Act
- Jury Selection and Services Act
- Other civil rights employment laws with the federal government
Purposes of this New Legislation
The proposed Equality Act was created to explicitly include sexual orientation and gender identity thereby giving LGBTQ people the same rights afforded to those already protected under existing federal law.
How will this New Legislation amend the Current Civil Rights Act of 1964?
It will prohibit:
- Discrimination in public places
- Discrimination in receiving services
- Discrimination in federally funded programs based on sex
Note the one key area this legislation intends to prohibit discrimination – Public Places.
The language of the Equality Act is not ambiguous, LGBTQ activists, including those in the federal government are intending to pass this legislation to prohibit free speech in the public square. No longer will a Christian be able to call a male person a male nor a female person a female in public spaces if they identify different than their gender at birth (Transgenderism). It would be illegal to “misgender” a person.
Last week a Canadian man, Christian activist Bill Whatcott was fined $55,000 for “misgendering” under similar Canadian law. Whatcott was convicted of a hate crime for telling Canadian people in a public place that males who are wearing female clothing are still male.
The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal that found him guilty also imposed an additional penalty, Bill Whatcott is no longer permitted to commit the same crime of misgendering.
We can be assured that LGBTQ activists have the same agenda for the United States and the introduction of the Equality Act legislation is indicative of that agenda.
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