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Leftist H.R. 5 elevates right to be transgender over First Amendment religious liberties and women’s rights.

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Radical leftists want to make it clear that a person’s right to unscientifically choose his sex as a she and impose that choice in female restrooms and unfairly compete against real females in athletic events is superior to the First Amendment Rights under the United State’s Constitution which states in part “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”

The leftist H.R.5 titled Equality Act makes it clear that a person’s gender identity is superior to the constitutionally protected free exercise of religion.   H.R.5 amendment proposes in part:

“SEC. 1107. Claims.

“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.”


H.R.5 amendment to SEC. 1107 means gender identity and wokeness trump the First Amendment.  Your right to govern your business, your church, your synagogue, your private school by Judeo-Christian values or even real science regarding gender identity will be unlawful.

Violators of this act may quickly find themselves at the very expensive end of defending legal action brought against them by the United States Department of Justice.  The Congressional Summary of H.R.5 states in part:  The bill allows the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity.  H.R.5 also allows the he/she to sue people who violate the law.

H.R.5 would impact far more than just restrooms.  The Congressional Summary of H.R.5, provided below, makes it clear that gender identity wokeness would impact all areas of public life including restrooms, domestic violence shelters and any public accommodation that provide exhibitions, recreation, exercise, amusement, gatherings or displays, goods, services or programs and transportation services.   If enacted, the Equality Act would empower biological males to compete against females in sports and sports scholarships.

Liberty Council reports that H.R.5 would:

•    Churches would be forced to host same-sex ceremonies.  
•    Churches will lose tax-exempt status for noncompliance.
•    Colleges will lose accreditation for noncompliance.
•    Noncompliant colleges will be ineligible to receive student loans, causing most religious schools to compromise their core mission or close.
•    If churches or religious organizations take overnight trips, including sports or mission trips, they cannot segregate rooms by biological gender.  
•    Biological men will have access to bathrooms, showers, and nursing-mother rooms at any time, and stay as long as they please.
•    Churches would be forced to hire staff involved in LGBT conduct, even positions of authority in affiliated daycare classes and give them complete access to all children in the restrooms.  
•     Cross-dressers could demand that they be greeters, ushers, Sunday School teachers, and more.  
•    Even the smallest slight would give someone the legal right to sue the church. For example, if a person assumed they were turned down for a staff position because of a LGBT lifestyle, they could sue the church for damages, even if that was not the reason they were denied the job!  

H.R.5 passed the United States House of Representativs by a 224 to 206 vote. It now moves to the Senate, where 60 votes are required to overcome the filibuster, which would bring the bill to a vote.

SEND YOUR EMAIL TO SIX SENATORS.  Florida Family Association has identified six Democratic United States Senators that are more moderate than many of the other Democratic Senators for the purpose of encouraging them to vote against H.R.5.  Unfortunately, the United States Senate is blocking Florida Family Association’s email server that is used to send action emails.  Therefore, Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to each of the six Democratic Senators that will open in your email client.

Click here to send email to Senator Manchin.
Joe Manchin, West Virginia
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These emails will open in your email browser because the United States Senate is blocking normal form emails sent through the Florida Family Association email server.  If the above link does not open in your email browser or if the email is returned to you please prepare an email using the suggested subject line, content and email addresses provided below. Please feel free to change the wording.

Suggested subject line:

Please oppose H.R. 5 Gender Equality Act and defend 60 vote rule for cloture.

Suggested content:


Dear Senator (insert senator's last name), H.R. 5 poses serious threats to women’s rights and religious liberties.  I encourage you to vote against this radical legislation that will unleash untold damage on the values cherished by tens of millions of Americans and jeopardize the honor of women in the public square including competitive sports.  I also urge you not to change the 60 vote rule that is required to bring a bill to cloture in the United States Senate.  Thank you.

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(Gender) Equality Act

Summary: H.R.5 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation.

The bill expands the definition of public accommodations to include places or establishments that provide (1) exhibitions, recreation, exercise, amusement, gatherings, or displays; (2) goods, services, or programs; and (3) transportation services.

The bill allows the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual's gender identity.


The full text of H.R.5 is provided by Congress at this link.


 


Author: ffa   20210301   Category: Radical left legislation  FFA: on
Tags: Equality Act
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