Could battles over transgenderism sink Biden’s first major legislation?

Mar 1, 2021 by

Some doctors say that the ‘Equality Act’ will force doctors to harm their patients.

The battle in the US Congress over transgenderism and minor children could potentially sink the Biden Administration’s first major piece of legislation, the so-called “Equality Act”.

Uniting both women’s rights activists and conservatives, the fight also demonstrates the degree to which the administration’s commitment to the most extreme parts of the progressive agenda, such as late-term abortion and transgenderism, can imperil its more popular economic initiatives.

Passed by the House on February 18, the Equality Act would expand the provisions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to forbid discrimination of any kind based on sexual orientation and “gender identity.”

When it comes to employment specifically, this is nothing new: The US Supreme Court ruled last year that that discrimination in employment on the basis of “sex” includes sexual orientation and gender identity.

Moreover, one recent poll shows that a slim majority of all Americans, about 51 percent, supports the broad goal of non-discrimination against people based solely on sexual orientation.

However, the proposed legislation goes far beyond the Supreme Court’s ruling and what most people understand the Equality Act to be about, criminalizing resistance to gender ideology itself.

For example, under the sweeping terms of the Act, Catholic hospitals and physicians could be forced to prescribe hormone treatments or perform surgical removal of genitalia in violation of their ethical standards.

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