Skip to comments.House approves anti-LGBT discrimination bill
Posted on 05/17/2019 9:29:23 AM PDT by jazusamo
The House on Friday for the first time approved legislation banning anti-LGBT discrimination in a 236-173 vote.
The Equality Act would expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act to ban discrimination in employment, housing, jury selection and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
This legislation will provide members of LGBTQ Americans protections from being denying medical care or being fired or thrown out of their homes, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on the floor ahead of the vote.
He said the bill would expand the definition of who is understood to be included in the Declaration of Independence.
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga,), a civil rights leader, applauded the legislation by for continuing efforts to fight discrimination in the United States.
Today on this day we have an opportunity to send a message now to help end discrimination in our country and set all of our people free, Lewis said.
The measure, spearheaded by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), was expected to be approved but faced opposition from conservatives who said it would infringe upon peoples religious liberties.
Opponents argued the bill is anything but equalizing, in the words of Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.).
In fact, this bill legalizes discrimination government imposed top-down discrimination against those with time-honored views of marriage and gender, she said in remarks on the floor ahead of the vote.
More than 200 businesses, including Facebook, Google, Hilton and JP Morgan Chase, backed the measure. Groups opposing it included the Heritage Foundation and the Family Research Council.
The Heritage Foundation alleged the bill would force employers and workers to conform to new sexual norms, force hospitals and insurers to provide and pay for these therapies against any moral or medical objections and lead to the erasure of women.
The bill faces an uphill battle in the Republican-controlled Senate, where it is unlikely Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will bring the measurer up for a vote.
President Trump is also unlikely to sign the bill should it make it through both chambers.
The Trump administration absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all," a senior administration official told NBC News. "However, this bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights.
Queers have more rights than we do.
The Democrat Thug Party can go pound sand
It’s an anti christian/religion mouse trap.
I’m going to be gay today and sue someone.
The Law of Unintended Consequences will play out through the pages of time with this horrendous legislation.
Here’s the bill:
As usual the name of the Bill will actually have the opposite effect.
Target department stores actively supported this monstrosity of a bill
Exactly, the act title is misleading at best.
Can you sue someone for being questioning?
Target still can’t figure out who can use what bathroom.
Something so elemental should be a natural disqualifier from life.
So if they get evicted because their cat (in an apartment where not pets are allowed) urinates on the carpet, they can sue the landlord and say he tossed them because they were gay. Happens all the time with such things as the ADA.
Honk, honk. This bill should be DOA in the Senate but with pro-homo folks like Flip Romney there, God only knows what will happen.
DC, the law of un-law. Good is made evil and evil is enforced.
It’s only a matter of time before they do the same for pedophiles.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.). "In fact, this bill legalizes discrimination -- government imposed top-down discrimination against those with time-honored views of marriage and gender,"
> legislation banning anti-LGBT discrimination <
That bill is trouble. Frivolous lawsuits will fly everywhere. But it’s the T part that is going to cause the most trouble.
Because it will give federal protection to all of the following activities.
A man declares himself to be “transsexual”, then
1. joins a women’s sports and dominates it.
2. goes into a women’s rest room.
3. goes into a women’s locker room.
4. goes into a women’s shower.
Try to stop any of that - lawsuit! And to hell with the rights of those women.
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