Washington D.C., May 17, 2019 / 10:12 am
The House of Representatives passed the controversial Equality Act on Friday, amid heated opposition from those who argue it would pose serious threats to critical constitutional freedoms.
"This bill undermines human dignity by threatening the fundamental freedoms of speech, religion, and conscience that the First Amendment guarantees for every citizen," said Kristen Waggoner, senior vice president of the U.S. legal division for Alliance Defending Freedom. "Americans deserve better than the profound inequality that this intolerant, deceptively titled legislation offers."
In a May 17 statement, Waggoner said the legislation would harm women.
"It undermines women's equality by denying female athletes fair competition in sports, depriving women of business opportunities designed for them, and forcing them to share private, intimate spaces with men who identify as female," she said.