Despite the fact that our Constitution, as ratified, supposedly granted equality to all Americans, that wasn’t true in practice.
Women, for instance, were heavily discriminated against, in law and in our culture. The women’s suffrage movement — fighting for their right to vote — actually began in the latter part of the 19th century, though the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was not ratified until August 1920.
In the 1960s, the “women’s rights” movement began in earnest, as women fought for a more equal role in society. They were successful; women’s pay increased, they were given more leadership roles, and they launched their own all-women sports franchises as well as school-based athletics.
But now, all of that progress is in danger of being swept away thanks to the Marxists who are running the Biden regime from behind the scenes. Their goal isn’t to improve the status of women in society, but to water it down so as to make it meaningless.
Joe Biden is pushing the Democrat-controlled Congress to pass the misnamed “Equality Act” which would change a fundamental truth since men and women walked the earth: Namely, it would artificially do away with legal recognitions of male and female sexes.
That means any guy who claims he is a woman can compete in any all-female sports competition he wants, giving him an automatic physical advantage (because he’s obviously not good enough to compete against real men).
But this disgusting legislation goes a step further: It seeks to bastardize the use of language (as the left so often does) to claim that any attempts to prevent abortion by pro-life advocates would be viewed as “pregnancy discrimination” and, no doubt, legally actionable.
“I applaud Congressman David Cicilline [D-RI] and the entire Congressional Equality Caucus for introducing the Equality Act in the House of Representatives yesterday, and I urge Congress to swiftly pass this historic legislation,” Biden said last week.
“Every person should be treated with dignity and respect, and this bill represents a critical step toward ensuring that America lives up to our foundational values of equality and freedom for all,” he continued, lying because by denying all-women’s sports leagues the right to remain all female the bill actually disrespects women and takes away their dignity, as well as their equality.
“Full equality has been denied to LGBTQ+ Americans and their families for far too long. Despite the extraordinary progress the LGBTQ+ community has made to secure their basic civil rights, discrimination is still rampant in many areas of our society,” he said, lying again because no one is preventing LGBTQ people from starting their own sports franchises, leagues and competitions.
“The Equality Act provides long overdue federal civil rights protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, locking in critical safeguards in our housing, education, public services, and lending systems — and codifying the courage and resilience of the LGBTQ+ movement into enduring law,” Biden added.
The House is expected to vote on — and pass — this ridiculous monstrosity, which will effectively erase a century’s worth of equal rights progress for American women, in many respects, by rewriting civil rights law to include “sexual orientation and gender identity” as protected classes. (Related: Cult of LGBTQ says trans “female” MMA fighter who destroyed female competitor is “bravest athlete in history”.)
“The so-called Equality Act is legislative malpractice that turns equality on its head,” said Ryan Anderson, president of Ethics & Public Policy Center (EPPC). “It isn’t drafted as a shield to protect vulnerable minorities from unjust discrimination, but as a sword to persecute those who do not embrace new sexual and gender ideologies.”
Adds Terry Schilling, the executive director of the American Principles Project, “Of course, this has been their goal for a long time, and we know by now the very terrible consequences which will occur if the ‘Equality’ Act passes. Female athletes will be forced to compete against biological males; women will be forced to share private spaces like bathrooms, locker rooms, and shelters with men; and religious charities will be coerced into violating their beliefs or else be shut down.”
Mind you, these Marxist lunatics aren’t stupid. They’re not doing this because they care about LGBTQ ‘rights’ or women, for that matter.
They’re doing it because it will further erode traditional American culture and societal norms which finally reached their potential over the past 60 years thanks to Americans who were really fighting for true equality.
And that’s the goal today of the Democrat Left: Destroy America as founded.
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