One of the top priorities of the Democrat-led United States House of Representatives is the Equality Act. However, the policies contained within this bill (HR 5) would create greater inequality, hurting women and individuals of faith. Equality cannot be created for one group by taking rights away from another. This bill targets people of religious faith, erodes protections for women and would take children away from parents who refuse radical hormone therapies
It would force schools (both public and private), churches, hospitals, businesses and other institutions to recognize an individual’s “chosen gender” instead of their “biological sex.” In cases where parents have objected to their young children receiving drastic, life-altering procedures to change their biological sex, medical facilities have worked with the courts to have children taken away from their parents.
Parents should not be afraid to seek medical care for a child because they are helpless to prevent a physician from subjecting their child to an unproven, radical and medically unnecessary procedure.
Businesses with 15 or more employees would be forced to provide medical insurance for “gender transitions,” use preferred pronouns or face litigation, and open any single-sex space to both sexes — including bathrooms and locker rooms.
Clearly, the so-called “Equality Act” creates inequality for so many. The individuals who wrote it obviously did not think about, or did not care about, the repercussions it would have on women, girls, religious individuals and institutions and those suffering with gender dysphoria — its focus is on adherence to liberal dogma.