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Equality Act wins House vote

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/17/19, 01:38 pm

The House of Representatives voted Friday to pass the Equality Act, which would overhaul the Civil Rights and the Fair Housing acts to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes. The bill would affect housing, public accommodations, education, credit, and other areas. It also would expand the definition of “public accommodation” to include any group that provides a good, service, or program and make it illegal for anyone who is being charged with discrimination to invoke the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in defense.

The 236-173 vote fell mostly along party lines with unanimous support from Democrats and with eight Republicans voting yes. Most Republicans opposed the legislation, arguing it would compromise constitutional freedoms such as religious liberty and conscience protections. It would also prevent doctors and other medical staff from objecting to performing abortions. The GOP-led Senate likely won’t consider the act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters he has no plans to bring it up for a vote.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 05/17/2019 11:34 pm

    This kind of legislation, in my opinion, is no different from the laws that have said all must bow down to an emperor and worship him as a god, or be put to death. We will be told we must bow down to the politically correct idols and say they are good, or lose our livelihoods. 

    We will stand before a judge, and he will tell us, “Homosexuality is good.  Transgenderism is good.  Abortion is good. Say they are Good, or else!”  

    We will have to remember there is a far Greater Judge coming, and His Judgments are of far more consequence, than the verdicts of some self-righteous liberal in a black robe. 

  • DR
    Posted: Sat, 06/29/2019 07:41 pm

    Please give us more on the so-called "Equality Act" so we can write ur senators.