Tag Archives: Equality Act

LIVE VIDEO: Senate Judiciary Hearing On Equality Act

The Washington Post reports: In some ways, full LGBTQ rights has never seemed more within reach. First came the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Then its decision last year banning LGBTQ discrimination in employment. And now, for the first time since those rulings, a Democratic-led Congress and a president who vows to pass sweeping legal protections by April. …

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Christian Hate Groups Form New Anti-LGBTQ Coalition

NBC News reports: A new initiative backed by a coalition of right-wing organizations is courting lawmakers and parents in an effort to stop the passage of the Equality Act — a federal LGBTQ rights bill — and promote policies targeting transgender Americans at the federal and state levels. Backed by the Alliance Defending Freedom, Family Policy Alliance, Heritage Foundation and …

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Republicans Pissed At QAnon Rep’s Anti-LGBT Stunts

Politico reports: Republicans worry that this week’s controversial antics from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who harassed Rep. Marie Newman (D-Ill.) over her transgender daughter, have stomped on their attempts to sensitively communicate why they are opposed to the LGBTQ rights bill. Most Republicans say they oppose the measure due to its perceived infringement on religious freedom, not out of …

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BREAKING: Equality Act Passes House In 224-206 Vote

Politico Huddle reports: The House is set to vote today on the Equality Act, which amends the 1964 Civil Rights Act to ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It also provides sweeping protections for the LGBTQ community against discrimination. Your Huddle host caught up with Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), the House co-sponsor of the bill, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Pelosi Speaks Ahead Of Equality Act Vote

The Independent reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi grew visibly upset at her weekly press conference on Thursday discussing Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s latest publicity stunt to rile up liberals over rights for trans people. Ms Pelosi’s chamber is poised to pass legislation known as the Equality Act on Thursday that would explicitly protect LGBTQ people in the US from discrimination from …

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Franklin Graham: “Pray For God” To Stop Equality Act

Posted to Franklin Graham’s Facebook page: Have you heard of the Equality Act? The name might sound good, but it’s deceiving. It has nothing to do with equality. It’s just a smokescreen to force Americans to accept the LGBTQ agenda and it creates a lot of INEQUALITY for Christians and all people of faith. It punishes individuals and organizations that …

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Man Behind New “Compassion And Civility” Think Tank To Pray With Hate Group Against LGBTQ Equality Act

Two weeks ago Ben Carson launched a think tank aimed as dispelling notions that conservatives are “deplorable and stupid,” when what they want is “compassion and civility.” Today’s press release from Tony Perkins: Tomorrow, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on one of the greatest attacks on the First Amendment to ever be considered in the hallowed …

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Hate Group: The LGBTQ Equality Act “Criminalizes The Beliefs Held By Faith Groups Since The Dawn Of Time”

Via press release from Alliance Defending Freedom: Our nation’s laws should respect the constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of every American citizen. All of us — regardless of sex or any other classification — deserve better than the profound inequality that the conscience-crushing, deceptively titled ‘Equality Act’ reintroduced by Congress today promises. This proposed legislation punishes and marginalizes people who hold decent …

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Democrats Reintroduce The LGBTQ Equality Act

Via press release from Lambda Legal: Today, U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) announced the introduction of the Equality Act, bipartisan federal legislation that will update existing federal nondiscrimination laws, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act, to confirm that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is unlawful …

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Romney “Not Able To Support” LGBTQ Equality Act

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) signaled late Tuesday he would oppose the Equality Act, legislation to expand the prohibition on anti-LGBTQ discrimination under federal law, throwing a massive wrench into plans of the bill’s supporters to guide it into law. “Sen. Romney believes that strong religious liberty protections are essential to any legislation on …

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Biden Reaffirms Commitment To Equality Act [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Joe Biden on Thursday doubled down on his commitment to LGBTQ rights, including his support for the Equality Act, in a message to the Human Rights Campaign, the country’s largest LGBTQ rights group. Speaking in advance of the group’s Unite for Equality Live virtual event, the former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee said America is at …

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Brian Brown: Donate Now To Stop The “InEquality Act”

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: Joe Biden leads the Democrat presidential field in nationwide polling. He’s coming off his strongest debate performance of the campaign and his fundraising is going well. So, what is the top priority for the leading Democrat candidate should he be elected? The economy? Ending poverty? Helping the middle class? Fighting climate change? …

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GOP Rep Floats “Compromise” Version Of Equality Act

The Associated Press reports: As Democrats champion anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community and Republicans counter with worries about safeguarding religious freedom, one congressional Republican is offering a proposal on Friday that aims to achieve both goals. The bill that Utah GOP Rep. Chris Stewart plans to unveil would shield LGBTQ individuals from discrimination in employment, housing, education, and other …

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Alleged Ex-Gays Lobby Congress Against Equality Act

Via press release from Christian Newswire: “Formers” (those who no longer identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning) representing every state in the Union have selected 15 Former LGBTQ people to travel to Washington, D.C. October 28 – November 1 to address concerns about LGBTQ-focused legislation such as bill H.R. 5, which passed in the House in May. Although …

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Franklin Graham: Shame On Taylor Swift For Pushing The LGBTQ Agenda “Down The Throats Of Americans”

“Shame on Taylor Swift for using her platform to try to push the socialist left’s so-called Equality Act, which has nothing to do with equality, but is about pushing the LGBTQ agenda down the throats of the American people. “When she received an award for her LGBTQ pride-themed music video at the MTV awards last night, she did a pitch …

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White House Responds To Taylor Swift: We “Absolutely Oppose” Discrimination And Also Oppose Equality Act

CBS News reports: Taylor Swift called out the White House during her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards Monday night for failing to respond to a petition she circulated about passing the Equality Act — and the White House responded, but with a statement it used in May. “It now has half a million signatures, which is five …

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Taylor Swift Promotes Equality Act At VMAs [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: Taylor Swift opened the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday with performances of “You Need to Calm Down” and “Lover.” The performance began with Swift, Todrick Hall and Dexter Mayfield sitting on lounge chairs as she sang the opening lines to “You Need to Calm Down.” Dancers dressed in colorful ensembles moved around the stage …

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Poll: Only 24% Approve Of Trump’s LGBT Rights Policies

The Hill reports: Only 24 percent of U.S. adults approve of the Trump administration’ handling of LGBTQ rights while 38 percent disapprove, A Hill-YouGov poll has found. Republicans expressed stronger support than Democrats, but neither political party expressed overwhelming support for the administration’s LGBTQ policies. Just 8 percent of Democratic respondents either somewhat or strongly approve of the administration’s handling …

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LGBT Celebs Mob New Taylor Swift Video: RuPaul, Ellen, Adam Rippon, Laverne Cox, Todrick Hall, & Many More

CNN reports: Taylor Swift has released her new song, “You Need to Calm Down,” and the video features a star-studded collection of the singer’s friends and a surprising Katy Perry cameo. The singer premiered the video on Monday’s “Good Morning America.” Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Reynolds, Bobby Berk, Billy Porter, Ciara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita, Adam Lambert, Todrick Hall, Hayley …

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Gallup: Slim Majority Back New Civil Rights For LGBTs

Just in from Gallup Polling: A slight majority of Americans (53%) say that new civil rights laws are needed to reduce discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This comes one month after the House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, which would protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment, housing and other settings. Gallup found similar support for …

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