Sunday, February 28, 2021

Remember These Names: Three House Republicans Join Dems in Voting to Gut Religious Freedom; 5 Things You Need To Know About The Extremist ‘Equality Act’ House Democrats Just Passed, and related stories

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Remember These Names: Three House Republicans Join Dems in Voting to Gut Religious Freedom:
On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Orwellian Equality Act.
Three Republicans joined every single Democrat to pass the bill, 224-206. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it requires 60 votes to bypass the filibuster. It is unlikely that nine Republicans will defect on a bill that would eviscerate religious freedom.
While eight Republicans voted for a similar version of the Equality Act in 2019, three backed the disastrous 2021 version. Reps. John Katko (R-N.Y.), Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) voted for the bill.
Conservatives should remember these names.
In the name of equality, the act eviscerates the religious freedom protections of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, carving out an exemption only to protect LGBT people from discrimination.
“The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. 2000bb et seq.) shall not provide a claim concerning, or a defense to a claim under, a covered title, or provide a basis for challenging the application or enforcement of a covered title,” the bill says. --->READ MORE HERE
5 Things You Need To Know About The Extremist ‘Equality Act’ House Democrats Just Passed
Adding ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ to the list of protected classes may seem straightforward enough, but the proposed law does more—much more.
On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the so-called Equality Act by a vote of 224 to 206. While Democrats have marketed this legislation as a simple civil rights law designed to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, it is far from that.
The statutory language instead provides for an extreme remaking of all aspects of society, destroys the promise of equality for women, and threatens religious liberty and the privacy rights of all Americans, especially children. The proposed law also will upend state and federal protections of the unborn—yes, the Equality Act is about abortion too.
Here are the five facts about the Equality Act Americans need to know.
1. The Equality Act Is Deceptively Simple
The statutory language of the Equality Act seems simple enough, with the proposed law adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of protected classes in the five major parts, called titles, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the Equality Act would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to: Title II, which addresses discrimination in public accommodations; Title III, which covers public facilities; Title IV, which regulates public education; Title VI, which requires nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs; and Title VII, which prohibits discrimination in employment.
“Sexual orientation” and “gender identity” would also be added to the Fair Housing Act, the Equality Credit Opportunity Act, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
2. The Devil Is in the Details --->LOTS MORE HERE
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