Biden Urges Congress to Pass 'Equality Act' Ending Recognition of Biological Sex
Biden's initiates war on women
Joe Biden has urged Congress to “swiftly pass” the Equality Act, eliminating the legal recognition of male and female sex.
The bill would also cater to gender ideology as many critics argue it would turn "equality on its head."
"I applaud Congressman David Cicilline [D-RI] and the entire Congressional Equality Caucus for introducing the Equality Act in the House of Representatives yesterday, and I urge Congress to swiftly pass this historic legislation."
"Every person should be treated with dignity and respect, and this bill represents a critical step toward ensuring that America lives up to our foundational values of equality and freedom for all'
"Full equality has been denied to LGBTQ+ Americans and their families for far too long. Despite the extraordinary progress the LGBTQ+ community has made to secure their basic civil rights, discrimination is still rampant in many areas of our society."
"The Equality Act provides long-overdue federal civil rights protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, locking in critical safeguards in our housing, education, public services, and lending systems — and codifying the courage and resilience of the LGBTQ+ movement into enduring law."
The H.R. 5 bill is expected to be voted on next week.
The legislation would likely upend the national culture as Americans have known it.
Ryan Anderson, president of Ethics & Public Policy Center (EPPC), said in a statement:
“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.”
The 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. https://t.co/YSWJpB6R7m— Ryan T. Anderson (@RyanTAnd) February 19, 2021
Anderson warned of how the legislation would have an enormous impact on the privacy of women and girls, noting how faith-based institutions would also suffer.
It sacrifices the equality, safety, and privacy of women, while privileging men who identify as women: If this bill becomes law, they’d have a civil right to spend the night in a battered women’s shelter, disrobe in a women’s locker room, and compete on a women’s sports team—even children at K-12 public schools.
Religious institutions fare no better. Religious schools, adoption agencies, and other charities would face federal sanction for operating according to basic biology and mainstream Biblical teaching on sex and marriage.
Outrageously, this act exempts itself from the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Pope Francis would be treated as the legal equivalent of a Jim Crow segregationist.
Anderson noted that anyone opposing transgender medical treatments would be accused of “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.”
Feminists also warn the Equality Act is Biden’s “war on women.”
The House will be voting on the Equality Act NEXT WEEK. Urge your representatives to vote NO on ending women's single-sex spaces and accommodations.https://t.co/Lhcy7bnwoB— WoLF (@WomensLibFront) February 17, 2021
Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) said in a post on its website:
While the Equality Act is being sold on promising good things for women, and on ending unfair treatment of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people—which almost everyone agrees are worthy and important goals—it’s poisoned with the destruction of the law’s ability to allow any accommodations for women on the basis of sex.
WoLF noted the Equality Act’s gender identity rules would pose a “danger” to women and children:
The bill’s authors made clear that gender identity is to take precedence over and replace sex as a protected category.
The bill doesn’t mention individuals with clinically diagnosed gender dysphoria, or undertaking surgical or hormonal transition, thus making clear that self-declared gender identity would be sufficient to claim protected legal status.