There is a new House Resolution dubbed the Equality act of 2019 that threatens our civil rights although its sponsors maintain that it increases the liberties of Americans. It expands the anti-discrimination laws already in existence to further ban discrimination against LBGTQ people in employment, housing, public accommodations and education. That sounds terrific! No one should be treated as a less-than for his or her sexual orientation. Of course, right here, we start to back away from this proposed law because we feel that one’s sexuality is determined not by one’s choice, as Progressives demand, but by the individual’s born-with physical characteristics. At birth, a doctor takes a quick glance at the baby’s genitals and declares the baby as a girl or boy…and that’s it. But not to our swarming Leftists and their congressional water carriers.
We are concerned that this bill, if passed by both houses would jeopardize parental rights. Children of any age would legally be entitled to demand puberty blocking drugs to help them transition to a sex other than what they were born as. The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Transgender Health Clinic recommended such treatment for a biological girl, the parents refused and the courts ruled in favor of the child and removed “her” from the custody of “her” parents. Parents’ rights will be further eroded under this proposed law.
Under such current state gender identity and sexual orientation laws, medical professionals have been pressured to treat patients according to ideology rather than their best medical judgment. Catholic hospitals in California and New Jersey have already been sued for declining to perform hysterectomies on otherwise healthy women who wanted to pursue gender change. Such situations would blossom under this proposed national law.
Let’s move into the area of religious freedom jeopardized by such laws imposed to protect so-called minorities. What judicial federal penalties would orthodox rabbis face if, let us say, two men of their congregations asked to be married…to one another? What laws would take preference, civil or religious? Just think about it. A Colorado baker refused to bake a cake for a gay couple, was sued for discrimination, lost in the local court arenas but was found to be in his rights by the Supreme Court. He won, but at what cost emotionally and physically? And who is to say that our religious institutions, both Jewish and Christians would not have to bow to the Nancy Pelosi proposed Equality Act of 2019 (HR-51) if passed into law? We don’t want to gamble to find out. We want that proposed legislation either killed in the House or turned down in the Senate. Our citizens are already protected to the hilt by our current Constitution and the laws of this land.
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