See Why it’s so urgent to tell Senators to pass the Equality Act now!
“The Equality Act seeks to secure gender identity and sexual orientation as protected classes under the federal Civil Rights Act and would ban discrimination against LGBTQ people in nearly every aspect of American life, from the workplace to housing and the marketplace. Last year, the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County established protections for LGBTQ people under federal law, prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ people in the workplace on the basis that anti-LGBTQ employment discrimination is sex discrimination.”
What the advocates of the “Equality Act” ignore is, Congress was never granted authority to forbid distinctions in state law being made based upon “sex”, other than the Nineteenth Amendment. Adding “sex” to the 1964 Civil Rights Act as a subject matter was a usurpation of power not granted. And now, the advocates of the Equality Act want to further ignore the defined and limited powers granted to Congress and allow Congress to usurp more power and forbid the public at large to make distinctions in their daily social and commercial activities, not only between men and women, but based upon sexual behavior, expressions and proclivities, even though Congress has never been delegated legislative authority over “sex” in the first place with respect to such legislative restrictions.
Let us never forget the Fourteenth Amendment nowhere prohibits a state making distinctions in law based upon gender or age. Nor was it intended to.
Are we to ignore the fact that it took the Nineteenth Amendment to forbid the right to vote to” be denied or abridged . . . on account of sex”?
Are we to ignore the fact that it took the Twenty Sixth Amendment to forbid the right to vote to those eighteen years of age or older to be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age?
Are we to also ignore the fact that the people specifically and wisely rejected the Equal Rights Amendment for generations granting legislative power to Congress to adopt “appropriate legislation” forbidding distinctions being made based upon “sex” ___ the last rejection to grant such legislative power was in the 1980s, and the proposed amendment which was rejected by the American people reads as follows:
'Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
'Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
'Section 3. This article shall take effect 2 years after the date of ratification.’
The dirty little secret of those advocating Congress to adopt the “Equality Act” is, they cannot gain the necessary public support as required under our constitution’s amendment process to accomplish their goal, and so, they encourage Congress to usurp such power and be done with it. Is it not crystal clear these people are some very dangerous people indeed, and reflect the very kind of people our Constitution was designed to protect us from?
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, respectively, or to the people.___ Tenth Amendment