Congress Passes Special Gay Bill of Rights, "Attacks World's Religions" says Delgaudio
"The Equality Act is what Public Advocate of the U.S., Inc. has warned about for years and now the House of Representatives have passed it. It is a total assault on anyone who believes and practices any form of genuine traditional one woman one man marriage or moral behavior in any traditional religion in the world, " says Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.
The Daily Signal reports:
The House voted 236-173 Friday to pass Democrats' Equality Act, pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"This is not about tolerance," Pelosi said in a video posted to Twitter. "This is about respect for our LGBTQ communities, this is about taking pride."
"We won the fight in the House today, and we will continue until we see these protections become law," House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., tweeted moments after the bill passed.
The bill, which is not expected to pass the Senate due to its Republican majority, adds sexual orientation and gender identity to characteristics-race, color, religion, sex, or national origin-protected from discrimination under the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
It received unanimous support from House Democrats and eight votes from Republicans, namely Reps. Susan Brooks of Indiana, Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Will Hurd of Texas, John Katko of New York, Tom Reed of New York, Elise Stefanik of New York, and Greg Walden of Oregon.
By inserting sexual orientation and gender identity into current anti-discrimination law, the bill would make hospitals and doctors vulnerable to litigation "if they don't follow the medical recommendations of the transgender movement," Emilie Kao, director of The Heritage Foundation's DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, wrote in a January commentary.