The Inequality of the Equality Act

L.I.F.E. has been following the wildfire of transgender advocacy. The latest chapter is the misnomered “Equity Act,” a proposal currently pending in the House of Representatives. The Bill would amend portions of federal statutes including: 

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000a, et. seq.) 
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3631),
  • Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601, et. seq.), 
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. 1691), 
  • Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. 2000bb) 
  • Civil Service Reform Act Of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 110), 
  • Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1301 et seq.), and 
  • Judiciary Act (28 U.S.C. 1862) 

The unquestionable aim of the Bill is to insert LBGTQ theory into Federal civil rights law and thereby compel LBGTQ claims as a social norm. It would accomplish that end by adopting questionable Congressional findings of fact embracing the terms “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (referred to as “LGBTQ”) people” and then adding “sexual orientation and gender identity” to the protected classes identified by pre-existing law. That would elevate LGBTQ claims to equal status with “race,” “color,” “religion,” “national origin,” and “sex.”

The consequences would be dramatic. Excellent background and analysis have been provided by The Heritage Foundation addressing adverse impacts on women and women’s sports, the early hyper-sexualization of children, and parental custody.

Not to be missed is this superb video of a panel assembled by Heritage of feminists and lesbian advocates who recognize in transgender theory a menace to women and society: