Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is promising — if he wins the election next week — to make passage of the Equality Act a top priority and hopes to sign the bill into law in his first 100 days, according to a Reuters article.
The Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include “sexual orientation and gender identity,” but would curtail free speech rights, religious freedoms and gender privacy for the vast majority of Americans.
“I will make enactment of the Equality Act a top legislative priority during my first 100 days -— a priority that Donald Trump opposes,” Biden was quoted as saying during a recent interview with the publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News.
The bill passed the House in 2019 by a vote of 236-173 vote, largely along party lines. It has not come up for a vote in the Senate and the Trump administration has opposed the bill, saying it would “undermine parental and conscience rights.”
As the Heritage Foundation points out the Equality Act would force schools, churches, hospitals, businesses and others to accommodate anyone’s “chosen gender” instead of their actual “biological sex.” This would mean that females would be forced to share bathrooms, locker rooms and dormitories with males who “identify” as women.
It also would mean such males who “identify” as females would be allowed to compete in athletics against biological females, even though biological males tend to be faster and stronger than biological females.
There are already a number of cases across the nation in which males have won championships in various sports at the expense of actual women and girls. Might males snatch athletic scholarships from females? Is that equality?
Julia Beck of the liberal Women’s Liberation Front has declared that as written the Equality Act is a violation of basic human rights. “Every person in the country will lose our right to single sex sports, shelters, grants and loans. … We will no longer be able to distinguish between women and men,” she argues.
Beck testified before a House committee that the Equality Act would require admitting male rapists into female prisons, males would have to be allowed into shelters for abused women, men could dominate women’s sports and much more.
Gender is immutable. It is fundamental down to the chromosomes. To declare otherwise is delusional. To force the vast majority to surrender modesty and safety for the sake of accommodating a tiny deluded minority is just wrong. Separate accommodations for those with gender dysphoria, perhaps, but not access to properly gender segregated facilities and activities.
Who is party of science?