It’s back! The LGBTQ “Equality Act” (HR 15): This dangerous proposal was reintroduced in Congress on June 21, 2023. Text here.
We are in big trouble because this evil bill is very likely to pass. The leftist media (ex. The Hill) portray it as protection for minorities, while it’s actually an attack on the rights of the majority of citizens. It would criminalize anyone who challenges public LGBTQ “rights.”
The terms sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender, queer, nonbinary, gender, and the acronym LGBTQ used in the bill are purposely left undefined. Liberty Counsel explains that “Q” is especially concerning:
212 House Democrats have co-sponsored a bill designed to force churches and
every person to accept and promote abortion and the radical perversions
encompassed by the “Q” paraphilias of LGBT & Q. These would become
federally protected if the newly reintroduced “Equality Act” passes…. The
"Q" in LGBTQ includes about 550 sexually deviant “paraphilias” —
including pedophilia — that will become protected classes under this bill!
“ … LGBTQ Nation wrote, ‘ … the Q in LGBTQ can also signify other sexual orientations and genders not covered by the acronym's preceding letters. If you're gender-neutral, non-binary, agender, genderfluid, pansexual, asexual, solosexual or something else not covered by LGBT, the Q has got you covered! ’…This extensive legislation will elevate privileges for LGBTQ conduct above religious freedom in every cultural arena in America — including churches and religious colleges…. This bill will revoke the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act’s protections and push both the LGBTQ and abortion agendas into our homes, our schools, and yes, even our churches….” [Source: LC.org email alerts]
The powerful sexual-radical advocacy organization Human Rights Campaign (HRC) states:
“The nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) found that nationally, support for a bill like the Equality Act topped 70 percent, which includes a majority of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. The bill has been endorsed by more than 650 organizations, including civil rights, education, health care, and faith-based organizations. In addition, there is strong business support for non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people. The legislation has been endorsed by the Business Coalition for the Equality Act, a group of more than 530 major companies with operations in all 50 states … More than 60 business associations including the National Association of Manufacturers, National Restaurant Association, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce have [endorsed] the Equality Act.”
Here's HRC’s list of over 540 major US corporations that support the Equality Act (no date). Page 1 below: