Sunday, October 4, 2020

4 Ways the Equality Act Would Harm Children

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for president, has declared passing and signing the Equality Act to be among his top legislative priorities to be completed in his first 100 days in office.
This legislation, which the House of Representatives passed last year, would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories under the Civil Rights Act.
But rather than shielding Americans who identify as LGBT from unfair discrimination, the bill’s provisions would be weaponized by activists against anyone who disagrees with their radical and politicized ideology. This ideology is out of touch with the majority of Americans and would particularly harm vulnerable children.
The Equality Act’s impact would be felt in a number of areas, including medicine, education, sports, and parental rights.
1. Curriculum: The bill could lead to federal courts or future presidential administrations imposing a nationwide mandate to incorporate sexual orientation and gender identity into the curriculum in all public schools.
A number of states already use similar curriculum, including graphic and age-inappropriate sex education for children as young as kindergarten and requiring the inclusion of LGBT history.
These schools frequently find ways to circumvent standard parental notification and opt-out procedures, as LGBT activists’ stated goal is to reach children whose parents are not “affirming” of gender ideology. Parents can expect similar developments on a national scale if the Equality Act becomes law.
2. Schools: The Equality Act would also affect children at school. First, it would mandate that schools across the country allow students who identify as transgender to access the opposite sex’s restrooms, locker rooms, and showers. It would also require them to allow biological males to compete on girls sports teams, where they have a clear physical advantage.
Other provisions of the bill could, under the guise of preventing bullying and harassment, require teachers and students to use the preferred names and pronouns of those who identify as transgender.
Read the rest from Andrea Jones HERE.

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