UPDATED 11:09 AM PT – Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Democrats are taking aim at religious freedoms and women’s Title IX protections as the Equality Act heads to the Senate floor. This comes as reports Wednesday revealed a majority of states are working to restrict access to sports and medical treatments based on gender identity.
Republican lawmakers are rejecting the Democrat-led Equality Act. They believe the measure poses a threat to religious freedoms as the bill also bans any objections due to religious beliefs.
The so-called Equality Act forces girls to share locker rooms with boys, destroys girls sports, takes children away from their parents, and forces doctors to perform taxpayer-funded abortions.
I gave a FIREY speech against this monstrosity👇 pic.twitter.com/Sc4YcDRDIf
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) February 24, 2021
According to experts, the federal law could ruin sports for women and strip away standard privacy rights.
“The law will treat them as a women if something like the Equality Act passes, so if they want to enter into a women’s single sex facility or a girl’s single sex facility…whether that’s a shower room, locker room or bathroom…the law would not see them any differently than a biological female,” explained Capitol Hill attorney Emily Kao. “The same thing goes with girls and women’s sports.”
There are at least 60 separate bills in motion across the nation looking to limit access to sports and gender-affirming medical care.