The Equality Act: another lawyers' full employment Act and an attack on inalienable rights

March 17, 2021

In poll after poll, we see that Americans overwhelmingly believe that LGBTQ people should be able to live free from fear of harassment and discrimination by guaranteeing the same federal anti-discrimination protections that other Americans have enjoyed for decades.The Equality Act is supported by a bipartisan majority of voters, the business community, faith and civil rights leaders, and communities in virtually every corner of the nation. It’s time for the Senate to catch up to the American public and finally pass the Equality Act so that all Americans can be treated equally in the eyes of the law.

Perhaps the support for the “Equality Act” is high because some who support it do so to be socially accepted in certain circles, rather than on its merits which would open a Pandora’s box and allow government force to be used to dictate almost every aspect of our social and commercial activities.

The truth is, the proposed “Equality Act” as it is called, has nothing to do with equality, and everything to do with creating, under law, a privileged protected class with the government’s muscle behind it.

Keep in mind, when the same type of legislation was advanced as a constitutional amendment in the 1980s ___ the Equal Rights Amendment ___ it was rejected by the people of the United States, and for good cause, as they knew it would open a Pandora’s Box with countless unintended consequences, both disruptive and dangerous to a freedom loving people.

In fact, if adopted, the Equality Act would subvert the people’s right to mutually agree in their contracts and associations, both of which are fundamental inalienable rights of mankind.

And here we are again today, but this time the Democrat controlled House has decided to ignore our Constitution’s required amendment process ___ a process required to lawfully adopt the “Equality Act” ___ which is the same kind of legislation rejected by the American People when they rejected the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1980s.

Once again our socialist revolutionary democrat Leadership has chose to ignore Article V, our Constitution’s amendment process, and instead, have decided to impose their personal views of fairness, reasonableness and social justice as the rule of law, and screw the Constitution.

Let us recall the wisdom put forth by one of our Supreme Court Justices: "The public welfare demands that constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judges’ views of fairness, reasonableness, or justice." – Justice Hugo L. Black ( U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1886 - 1971) Source: Lecture, Columbia University, 1968

Now, with regard to the unintended consequences of such legislation __ legislation using the force of government to meddle in and control our lives with respect to a "protected class” ___ and the Pandora’s Box it would open, the Americans with Disabilities Act serves as a wonderful example and a warning.

It was predicted by some, including me, that the Act would most certainly lead to business owners paying out millions upon millions of dollars to stop frivolous court actions filed by blood-sucking shyster lawyers. And was this prediction accurate?

See, e.g., Florida man sues dozens of Colorado businesses - KMGH-TV

Also see: Drive-By Lawsuits and the Abuse of the Americans with …

And especially see:

The ADA Litigation Monster | Americans with Disabilities Act

“The notion that the ADA would not “lead endlessly to litigation” was also wrong. (See “The ADA Shakedown Racket,” Winter 2004.) ADA claims against employers filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), now numbering more than 26,000 per year, have become as common as sex-discrimination claims. And the volume keeps rising, as does the number of ADA lawsuits against employers filed in federal court yearly.”

The bottom line is, like the Americans with Disabilities Act, the “Equality Act” ought to be referred to as another Lawyers Full Employment Act and an outright attack on allowing people to be free to mutually agree in the contracts and associations, and that includes their daily social and commercial activities.

Be careful of what you ask for!

JWK

As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances there is a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be aware of change in the air - however slight - lest we become unwitting victims of darkness. ___Supreme Court Justice William Douglas

Its all about framing. Anything that is framed properly will be widely accepted. I mean who can reject motherhood and apple pie?

in poll after poll, we see that Americans overwhelmingly believe that LGBTQ people should be able to live free from fear of harassment and discrimination by guaranteeing the same federal anti-discrimination protections that other Americans have enjoyed for decades.

Hell I’m all for that, and for the most part the LGBTQ community already enjoys that protection.

But for the single issue activist, that will never be good enough. LGBTQ must be elevated to the status of special, above everyone else, and their cause must be widely celebrated. Even then they will never be satisfied.

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There appears to be a segment in our society which proposes to deny “inclusiveness” to those wishing to not associate with them in their social or public commercial activities.

I thought we have finally reached the stage of an all-inclusive society. But it seems the mantra among this loud, crazed and irrational segment of society is, inclusiveness for me, but not for thee, and thus, the necessity to use government force to impose themselves upon the unwilling.

JWK

The Democrat Party Leadership detests people being left free to mutually agree in their contracts and associations.

Agreed. Forcing people to associate with anyone they don’t want to only makes it worse for both parties.

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Not to mention how it opens the door for countless frivolous lawsuits to make lawyers rich, which is what contemporary “protected class” legislation is really about.

JWK

And if this deceptive legislation is ever made “the law of the land”, it opens the door for countless lawsuits by the activists you mention, and our bottom feeding scum sucking shyster lawyers to have a field day with the law, just as they did with the unconstitutional American’s with Disabilities Act:

See, e.g., Florida man sues dozens of Colorado businesses - KMGH-TV

Also see: Drive-By Lawsuits and the Abuse of the Americans with …

And especially see:

The ADA Litigation Monster | Americans with Disabilities Act

“The notion that the ADA would not “lead endlessly to litigation” was also wrong. (See “The ADA Shakedown Racket,” Winter 2004.) ADA claims against employers filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), now numbering more than 26,000 per year, have become as common as sex-discrimination claims. And the volume keeps rising, as does the number of ADA lawsuits against employers filed in federal court yearly.”

JWK

One of the unintended, or perhaps very much intended, consequences of the proposed Equality Act is scaring women and gays out of their wits!

See: Abigail Shrier: Biden’s ‘Horrifying’ Equality Act Would Put Biological Males In All-Female Prisons

JUNE 3, 2021

”Biological males who identify as female could be allowed in all-women prisons across the nation if the Equality Act is passed and signed by President Joe Biden’s Democrat administration, “no hormones or surgery required.”

After talking to women already affected by California’s radical gender law, which is at risk of becoming national, Abigail Shrier, a journalist and author of “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” told The Federalist’s Ben Domenech on Fox News “Primetime” Monday evening that “these women are terrified.”

Also see: Why Democrats’ Equality Act Is Dangerous To Women, Children, And Gay People Like Me

FEBRUARY 22, 2021

”Congress appears to be heading full-steam ahead with the Equality Act, more accurately labeled the “Insanity Act.” As an out conservative gay man, I cannot in good conscience label this bill an “equality” act nor support it. This bill has nothing to do with actual equality for all.”

”The bill would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as federally protected classes, redefining the word “sex” in the original law to include these definitions. This sounds wonderful on the surface, but will lead to catastrophe.”

The article also lists some of the dangerous consequences of this bill:

”Endanger women’s rights and put millions of women at risk for sexual assault;

Destroy women’s sports and harm men’s sports;

Put gender-confused children at extreme risk, with no alternate paths for them allowed besides cross-sex hormones and genital amputation;

Remove constitutional protections for religious beliefs and freedoms; and

Elevate LBGTQ rights and claims over religious citizens by mandating that an LGBTQ person’s claim wins by default in cases where there is a dispute between the two.”

In specific regard to the last frightening consequence of *protected class legislation* which the Equality Act is, it flings open the door for countless lawsuits by opportunists and activists, and would allow our bottom feeding scum sucking shyster lawyers to have a field day with the law, just as they did with the unconstitutional American’s with Disabilities Act:

See, e.g., Florida man sues dozens of Colorado businesses - KMGH-TV

Also see: Drive-By Lawsuits and the Abuse of the Americans with …

And especially see:

The ADA Litigation Monster | Americans with Disabilities Act

“The notion that the ADA would not “lead endlessly to litigation” was also wrong. (See “The ADA Shakedown Racket,” Winter 2004.) ADA claims against employers filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), now numbering more than 26,000 per year, have become as common as sex-discrimination claims. And the volume keeps rising, as does the number of ADA lawsuits against employers filed in federal court yearly.”

Once again I caution the unsuspecting . . . be careful of what you ask for!

For those unfamiliar with the predictable and devastating consequences of the “Equality Act”, should it be made the law of the land, I strongly suggest viewing the following video:

JWK

The Equality Act attempts to exercise legislative power proposed under the “Equal Rights Amendment” which was rejected by the American people, and thus, to this degree, the Act is an attempted usurpation of power not granted.

Another big lie being told by our main stream media!

The Equality Act could soon be getting a vote in the Senate. What are its chances?

“WASHINGTON – Nearly half a century after the first legislation to protect against LGBTQ discrimination passed Congress, lawmakers will again face a vote on a bill that would provide more protections for the community.”

The truth is, should the Equality Act be made the law of the land, American citizens, regardless of what “community” they live in, will have one of their most fundamental inalienable rights subjugated by an unconstitutional assumption of power exercised by the hand of our federal government ____ the right of the people being left free to mutually agree in their contracts and associations, and this includes their social and commercial activities.

Aside from that, it is crystal clear those promoting this intrusive legislation apparently support the mantra . . . inclusiveness for me, but not for thee.

JWK

The Equality Act attempts to exercise legislative power proposed under the “Equal Rights Amendment” which was rejected by the American people, and thus, to this degree, the Act is an attempted usurpation of power not granted.

Is it not a fact that the “Equality Act”" attempts to adopt and enforce "appropriate legislation" forbidding distinctions being made based upon sex, which is a delegation of power that was rejected by the American people when the Equal Rights amendment was rejected?

The most recent wording of the Equal Rights Amendment reads as follows:

'Article–

'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 delegations of such power being rejected by the American people!

JWK

The Equality Act attempts to exercise legislative power proposed under the “Equal Rights Amendment” which was rejected by the American people, and thus, to this degree, the Act is an attempted usurpation of power not granted.

Another common sense point of view shining a light on the absurdities Congress is fixated on.

Wendy Murphy: Congress’ approach on Equality Act would erode protections for women

June 13, 2021

With all the major issues we have to deal with in this country, it is curious that Congress has made the Equality Act a priority, especially given what has happened in other countries where similar laws were recently enacted.

A woman in the UK named Maya Forstater was recently punished by her university for saying there are only two sexes. Another UK woman is being criminally charged for publicly saying that sex and gender identity are different, and a law student in Scotland who said out loud in a class that “women have vaginas” was investigated by her school for violating the civil rights of trans people. Both countries recently enacted versions of the Equality Act.

JWK

The Equality Act attempts to exercise legislative power proposed under the “Equal Rights Amendment” which was wisely rejected by the American people, and thus, to this degree, the Act is an attempted usurpation of power not granted.