The “Equality Act” overrules the truth about being created male and female and must be stopped. The so-called “Equality Act” amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by changing the definition of “sex” to include sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).
This elevates SOGI to the highest threshold of protected classes—along with race, color, religion and national origin. The “Equality Act” imposes gender ideology in health care and education, endangers the privacy and safety of women and girls, repeals religious freedom protections, and threatens charitable nonprofits and the people they serve.
This is not the battle of the sexes, this is about redefining the term “sex” as the biological reality of being male or female, to an unscientific, self-declared perception or feeling of “gender identity”.
Gender identity is the gender that you feel is right for you. We have moved beyond science and reason; gender identity has no physical requirements, no XX or XY chromosome distinction, it is all based on a feeling that can change.
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.
We know that the real effect of this legislation is not acceptance, tolerance, equality, or allowing people to “be who they are,” the “Equality Act” erases women.
The “Equality Act” would force public facilities to allow men and boys who identify as women or girls to use the same bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, domestic violence shelters, and prisons as females.
It would force employers to hire or assign men who identify as women to jobs requiring sensitivity to the physical privacy rights of women and girls such as intimate medical examinations, supervision of domestic violence shelters or prisons, airport security pat-downs, strip searches, or supervision of overnight school field trips.
The “Equality Act” would deny female athletes a fair playing field in sports competitions. Title IX, which bans discrimination for women and girls on the basis of sex, would be negated, forcing female athletes to compete against biological males.
Any male self-identifying as a woman could claim women’s athletic scholarships and positions on sports teams. In fact, any current law or policy gains traditionally and specifically aimed at benefiting women could legally be used by men identifying as women.
By elevating “gender identity” over the protected class of “sex,” the “Equality Act” threatens gains women have made in law, programs, and policy reforms over the past decades.
Giving a man who claims to be a woman access to places and opportunities specifically designed for women means it’s no longer equal opportunity for her.
For over 50 years, the original intent of civil rights law in regard to “sex” and “sex discrimination” has referred to prohibiting legally imposed and culturally prevalent overt discrimination against biological women and girls and to promoting their equality.
This discrimination has been statistically and scientifically documented for decades. Discrimination based on “gender identity” has not. We don’t need the “Equality Act”. Nothing prevents any person, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, from receiving equal protection of the laws under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Rather, this act will be used, as other gender identity policies have, to impede upon the rights, privacy, and safety of women and girls.
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