The House of Representatives is poised to pass the so-called Equality Act on Thursday, a piece of legislation that the proponents claim would ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
However, conservatives argue the bill would institute discrimination against religious beliefs while being extremely detrimental to women’s rights.
President Biden has voiced his support of the Equality Act as one of his top legislative priorities.
“I urge Congress to swiftly pass this historic legislation,” he wrote after Democrats introduced the bill.
“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.”
(Thread 1/2): Joined @TuckerCarlson on @FoxNews tonight to discuss the “Equality Act” — I have seen less science denial from @FlatEarthOrg than I have from the identity obsessed #Democrats. pic.twitter.com/CUra8O9xMb
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) February 25, 2021
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What Is The Equality Act Really All About?
Leftists have actively been pitching the Equality Act as a means to amend existing federal civil rights laws to extend protections for LGBTQ Americans.
“Just as [a business] would not be able to turn away somebody for any other prohibited reason in the law, they would not be able to do that for LGBTQ people either,” says Ian Thompson, senior legislative representative at the ACLU.
The Act would be applicable nationwide, superseding the laws of states that do not have LGBTQ provisions, and would cover other areas such as education, housing, and health care.
The bill would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964, designed primarily to combat racism, to add sexual orientation and ‘gender identity’ as protected classes.
The Act is controversial for people on all sides of the aisle as a thinly-veiled attack on religious rights and the rights of women.
We must govern on what is right, not on people’s feelings.
I OPPOSE the disgusting, evil, immoral “Equality” Act! pic.twitter.com/8kW9ubHTRw
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 25, 2021
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Ryan Anderson, president of the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center, writes that the Equality Act is “a danger to women’s and conscience rights.”
Anderson describes the bill as “a sword to persecute those who don’t embrace newfangled gender ideologies” and would “sacrifice the hard-won rights of women, while privileging men who identify as women.”
The so-called Equality Act forces girls to share locker rooms with boys, destroys girls sports, takes children away from their parents, and forces doctors to perform taxpayer-funded abortions.
I gave a FIREY speech against this monstrosity👇 pic.twitter.com/Sc4YcDRDIf
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) February 24, 2021
Newsweek ran multiple columns arguing against the Equality Act as both an attack on “freedom and truth” and “the end of ‘Females.'”
“For decades, our laws worked to ensure equal treatment of men and women by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of ‘sex,’ recognizing the equal dignity of males and females as well as the biological differences inherent in sexed bodies,” writes Mary Rice Hasson, an attorney.
“The Equality Act puts all of this, and more, at risk.”
‘Equality Act’ Viciously Attacks Christians, Freedom, Society, Sex, And You https://t.co/jshHF9NyW5
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 25, 2021
Natasha Chart, chair of the Women’s Liberation Front, and Rabbi Yaakov Menken, managing director of the Coalition for Jewish Values, co-wrote an op-ed that panned the Equality Act.
“We agree entirely that the Equality Act is a fatally flawed, and even hateful, piece of legislation,” they reveal.
The Equality Act has nothing to do w/ equality. It’s a smokescreen to force Americans to accept the LGBTQ agenda & it creates a lot of INEQUALITY for people of faith. It punishes individuals & organizations that disagree based on their moral convictions. https://t.co/vJPG5Jy3jD
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) February 23, 2021
Even NBC News ran a column in which Rabbi Avi Shafran, public affairs director for Agudath Israel of America, argues that the Equality Act will eviscerate religious freedom.
Shafran points out that the Act goes too far “by cutting off avenues of appeal for any penalties imposed under the act.”
“The Equality Act sends an ugly message,” he laments. “Religion doesn’t matter.”
Today, I rose in defense of women, girls, and children.
The so-called “Equality” Act needs to be struck down.
This is about women’s and girls’ rights.
I ask everyone to please pause, consider the ramifications, and VOTE NO on the so-called “Equality” Act. pic.twitter.com/v2jjzru8L6
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) February 24, 2021
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Some People Still Trying To Protect Women
Back to Hasson’s column, she points out that the Equality Act is 31 pages long and never once mentions the word “female.”
This move seems intentional and holds in line completely with Democrats who literally eliminated gendered language from the official House rules.
Democrat Tulsi Gabbard at the time criticized the move saying, “It’s the height of hypocrisy for people who claim to be the champions of rights for women to deny the very biological existence of women.”
Now they are trying to codify that denial of biology and science into law.
Tulsi Gabbard blasts the new House rules that get rid of “gendered language” on Tucker:
“It’s the height of hypocrisy for people who claim to be the champions of rights for women to deny the biological existence of women.” pic.twitter.com/eoQEl1QNWR
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 5, 2021
Gabbard introduced legislation last session that would force Title IX to be applied based on a person’s biological sex, not their identified gender.
It is an attempt to stop taking opportunities away from female athletes by allowing biological males to compete in their sports or on their level.
Her legislation “was created out of this recognition that there is a biological distinction between men and women and boys and girls and … because of that there needs to be a level playing field for girls and women to be able to compete and play in sports,” she explained.
Science denial has real-world implications as well.
Connecticut high school track athlete Alanna Smith, who just had support for her lawsuit seeking to prevent transgender athletes from competing in girls’ sports withdrawn by the Biden administration, expressed her disappointment.
“A lot of biological females have missed out on making it to meets that really matter,” Smith told Fox News. “And the transgender athletes have taken spots on the podium that belong to biological females.”
“We train for so many days a week, so many hours to be able to be the best in our state and the best in our region, and these biological males are just taking it away from us and we really deserve it,” she added.
Members Of Congress Battle With Flags, Signs
Meanwhile, Rep. Marie Newman (D-IL), who has a transgender daughter and is a supporter of the Equality Act, placed a blue, pink and white ‘trans rights’ flag outside her office to antagonize Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) who has opposed the Equality Act.
Our neighbor, @RepMTG, tried to block the Equality Act because she believes prohibiting discrimination against trans Americans is “disgusting, immoral, and evil.”
Thought we’d put up our Transgender flag so she can look at it every time she opens her door 😉🏳️⚧️ pic.twitter.com/dV8FatQFnx
— Congresswoman Marie Newman (@RepMarieNewman) February 24, 2021
Greene fired back by suggesting Newman “trust the science.”
Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called “Equality” Act to destroy women’s rights and religious freedoms.
Thought we’d put up ours so she can look at it every time she opens her door 😉🇺🇸 https://t.co/7joKpTh6Dc pic.twitter.com/aBGRSiIF6X
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) February 24, 2021
The bill “will put trans rights above women’s rights,” Greene argued.
That is the exact opposite of equality.
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If Biden and democrats think transgenders should have equal employment rights. Let them hire a transgender to baby sit their children and grandchildren. This is another reason why Biden should be excommunicated from the Catholic Church. Show me a moral issue and I'll show you hundreds of democrats and millions of their followers, that are on the evil side of that issue.
Satan has gained control of the minds of these Democrats and is using them to completely destroy our country. There is nothing too evil for them to promote. We must remove them from our government before it's too late.
When Democrats figure out a way to please every single solitary person, every single solitary time in every single solitary situation, then I may get behind some of the crap they are coming up with! Just because someone says I feel this way or that way should not mean the overwhelming majority should be made to feel that way too! Plain Foolishness!!
Respect is earned not given. If you are not worthy of respect regardless of race sex or religious I will not respect you or anyone. That being said I am a woman born and raised. I will not give of my individual right to be a woman in name as well as nature. Dems can take this bill and put it where the sun does not shine. I am proud of who I am . I will not be erased for some liberal Democratic garbage. In my opinion of course
Up yours! Coward afraid of the truth!
Publish my rebuttal to Fedupvet.
Any American who supports the passage of this Bill designed to destroy Christianity is more than an enemy of women and children they are an enemy of Almighty God.
Dem/Communists=Abortion is population control and catering to the LBGTQ community is a perfect cover for many in their party that have committed criminal acts against children especially little girls.
Them democrats are sick escaped mental patients, they are warping peoples minds, turning our youth gay and condemning us for saying, hey stop that.
"Your Honor, biologically he's still a BOY and I felt threatened. My girlfriends felt the same way. That's why we did it." That argument is coming soon to a courtroom near you, voters, that are now prospective jurors.
I see media on both sides saying what the reporter that wrote the column thinks the Bill means. How about making it mandatory to post a link to a copy of the Bill in question. Yes,
by all means speak your mind and the quotes of as many polititions as you like, but "We the People" are not so stupid that we should take anyone's opinion as fact. Give us a link to the Bill so we can read it and decide for ourselves.
Males have a distinct advantage and declaring themselves to be FEMALE DOES NOT end that biological advantage. They should NOT be permitted to compete in female sports UNLESS they are two or more years POST-OP and have been on Testosterone blockers for two or more years and have been taking estrogen too.
I can freely state this as a post-op trans female.
It only shows how simple minded he is.. Impeach 46..
I'll bet you're afraid to Fact check. Go ahead and prove the post is wrong. Double dare you.
I would bet that is a total load of leftist, blm antifa BS.
Close Friend of Marjorie Taylor Greene Among Capitol Rioters
Right-wing live streamer and activist Anthony Aguero is a close friend of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). He was among the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. Aguero has been an associate of Greene’s since at least 2019, traveling to the border together that year and being photographed together as recently as November. When contacted, Aguero confirmed that he was part of the crowd that stormed the Capitol, and reiterated his support for Greene, whom he called “one of my closest friends.” “I fully support Marjorie Taylor Greene. We need more great people like her. God bless her and her family.” Greene did not respond to reporters requests for comment.
No, Greene's statement does not represent "hate and fame driven politics"! It represents most American dads and moms!!!!!!
Newman, a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus who unseated an eight-term incumbent by leaning into her liberal views, is the founder of the "Team Up To Stop Bullying" campaign and has been a spokesperson for Moms Demand Action Illinois, an anti-gun advocacy group. She has said the anti-bullying initiative was inspired by her daughter being bullied in school.
Greene, meanwhile, campaigned with ads featuring her toting guns and highlighting her anti-abortion, pro-Trump stance. She won a seat that's overwhelmingly conservative that had no incumbent. Her Democratic opponent dropped out of the race before Election Day.
You didn't mention that Newman hung a flag outside of her office which was equally offensive to Greene, but I guess that's OK, right.. As far as Kinzinger is concerned, nobody cares much about what that traitor has to say.. It's expected that Casten would have to put his ridiculous two cents in.. Impeach 46..
Let us suppose someone is in a very bad accident and medical personnel can't identify anything about that someone. If they do a DNA test, what will they find? X and Y chromosomes. And through those can say male or female genetically no matter if the person had their face ripped completely off. They can check bone density to confirm what they think or use the position of the hip bones to further identify male or female. There are certain biological characteristics which cannot be hidden no matter if a person is wearing a dress or not, or whether wearing makeup, having plastic surgery, or having painted nails. To say otherwise is to deny science which is what liberals always accuse conservatives of.
Are sex and gender interchangeable terms? In classical biology, both are sometimes but not always used on an equal basis for some groups of animals. However, for our own species the Homo sapiens, they are not.
There is no generally accepted definition of gender, because the concept itself is not static but dynamic, The meaning of gender depends on who uses the word, in what context, and for what ends. A few examples of definitions as used in medicine or in the humanities, in particular in sociology are:
• Gender: the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex (Merriam-Webster Medical dictionary)
• Gender: is a constitutive element of social relationships based upon perceived differences between the sexes and gender is a primary way of signifying relationships of power.
• Gender: is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between masculinity and femininity. Depending on the context, these characteristics may include biological sex (i.e. the state of being male, female or an intersex variation which may complicate sex assignment), sex-based social structures (including gender roles and other social roles), or gender identity).
• Since 2011, the FDA started using sex as the biological classification and gender as a person's self-presentation as male or female, or how a person is responded to by social institutions based on the individual's gender presentation.
• No specific definition of gender has yet emerged from b
The fact remains that there are only two genders.so prove me wrong I,ll wait what should be done is severe mental help for them that believe otherwise
Marjorie Taylor Greene Hangs Anti-Trans Sign Outside Office of Congresswoman With Trans Daughter
Earlier this week, Rep. Marie Newman (D-IL) spoke in Congress about why passing the Equality Act—which would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation—is very personal to her, as it would offer protections to her transgender daughter. “I’m voting yes on the Equality Act for Evie Newman, my daughter and the strongest, bravest person I know,” she told the House floor. But Newman’s support for her daughter has clearly enraged QAnon-supporting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who posted a video of herself hanging up an anti-trans poster outside of her office, across the hall from Newman’s. It reads: “There are TWO genders MALE & FEMALE. ‘Trust the science!’” Greene also personally attacked Newman’s daughter, writing: “Your biological son does NOT belong in my daughters’ bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams.” Greene’s stunt was condemned by her colleague Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who wrote that it represented “hate and fame driven politics of self-promotion at all evil costs.” Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) described Greene’s act as “unimaginably cruel.” Earlier in the day, Kinzinger went along with Greene’s motion to adjourn to end House business for the day—a motion she explicitly proposed to attack trans people.
“What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.”
― Albert Einstein
Former President Trump did not incite a Capitol insurrection – the US Senate said so by acquitting him of the impeachment charge. Already debunked. Move on. Your opinion is not based on the facts.
Already debunked. Move on. Your opinion is not based on the facts and the courts.
The facts are, the election was rigged.. A blind person could see that, but there is no point in arguing with someone as ignorant as you.. Impeach 46..
Already debunked. Move on. Your opinion is not based on the facts and the courts.
I believe you are brainwashed to believe that the election was not stolen .why would you want to elect an incompetent fool like Biden.just take time to analyze just what his orders have and will be doing to our country.everything he has done has and will cost us Jobs and money .if you are that rich and can’t see that then share the wealth give it to them I sure would not want to give my hard earned money away
'Folks got lynched': Georgia senator pushes GOP on what it's willing to sacrifice to suppress vote
Remember when former President Donald Trump incited a Capitol insurrection, citing unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud? Apparently, the Georgia GOP is giving Trump’s lies a bit more credence than it’s willing to admit. In the name of securing already secure elections, the state’s Republicans are trying to push through a slew of bills that could make it more difficult to vote by mail. One of those proposed laws, Senate Bill 67, just passed the state Senate in a 35-18 vote on Tuesday, according to the Georgia General Assembly’s website.
The bill would require Georgia voters looking to vote by mail to provide a driver's license number, state ID number, or a photo of identification when applying for an absentee ballot. No such requirement exists now, and Democratic state Sen. David Lucas addressed his Republican peers directly to call out the timing of their push and the troubling potential effects.
The proposed set of bills, including one still in committee threatening to end no-excuse absentee voting, comes on the heels of a triple loss for the Georgia GOP. Republicans lost the presidency and two U.S. Senate runoff races in which Georgia Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock unseated former Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. “Let’s make no mistake about what this bill is about,” Lucas said on the state Senate floor. “The election did not turn out the way you