According to Breitbart, President 46* released a statement Friday urging Congress to “swiftly pass” H.R.5.- The Equality Act, a bill that would eliminate the legal recognition of male and female sex, cater to gender ideology, and designate protection for the unborn as “pregnancy” discrimination. This legislation, which would rewrite civil rights law to include “sexual orientation and gender identity” as protected classes, not to mention mock biological science, and would likely upend the national culture as Americans have known it.
Ryan Anderson Ph.D., president of Ethics & Public Policy Center (EPPC) an expert on bioethics, religious liberty, and political philosophy released a statement on this Equality sham. In part:
“The so-called Equality Act is legislative malpractice that turns equality on its head. It isn’t drafted as a shield to protect vulnerable minorities from unjust discrimination, but as a sword to persecute those who do not embrace new sexual and gender ideologies.”
Anderson underscored the impact the legislation will have on the privacy of women and girls, as well as the punitive consequences to which faith-based institutions and organizations will be exposed at its hands. Anderson noted that any questioning of transgender medical treatments and surgeries would be labeled “discrimination” if the Equality Act becomes law.
“And any refusal to support or provide abortions would now be treated as ‘pregnancy’ discrimination,” he continued. “And no one—not even the act’s sponsors—can tell us what would be required under the act to avoid committing ‘discrimination’ in the case of ‘non-binary’ gender identities.”
The problem is that the Equality Act wouldn’t protect people in need of protection as much as it would fundamentally change civil rights law for the worse.