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    Leaders from several LGBTQ organizations met with the White House recently to discuss the urgent need for the bill's passage. Senior White House officials met with leaders from several LGBTQ and gender justice groups on Monday to discuss the importance of Congress passing the Equality Act. Those leaders say the...
    As some states make attempts to dismantle protections, California has been at the forefront of passing legislation safeguarding LGBTQ+ rights."People look up to us, and there's a responsibility that we have as California legislators and policymakers to uphold this long tradition of not being afraid to be the first and to fight for our most vulnerable Californians, which includes our...
    Pop superstar Taylor Swift is teaming up with GLAAD’s “Summer of Equality” initiative to push for the passage of the Equality Act. Taylor Swift voiced her support in a recent tweet  in which she thanked “courageous activists” for “bravely living their truth.” In observance of Pride Month, GLAAD recently announced its “Summer of Equality” campaign to pressure the Senate into...
    Audrea Decker, The Western Journal March 28, 2021 0 Comments Each year, March is celebrated as Women’s History Month. What began as a celebration of women’s contributions to history and culture in a school district in Sonoma, California, in the 1970s later was formally recognized as National Women’s History Week by President Jimmy Carter in 1980. Just a few...
    The religious right is spreading horrific lies on social media to kill the Equality Act
    The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to remove a deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, clearing the way for the progressive amendment to be added to the United States constitution. Conservative leaders and pro-life activists have condemned the ERA for years, warning that the ERA would enshrine a right to abortion into the Constitution and remove gender...
    Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) has a thing about genitalia. Around the time of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation process, he told Fox News, “If my Democratic friends want to turn it into an intergalactic freak show and bring back the protesters with the genitalia-shaped headgear, I can’t stop ’em. I just hope they won’t.” On Wednesday, what lies between...
    Charlie Riedel/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee convened a hearing on the Equality Act, a sweeping measure that would enshrine explicit protections for LBGTQ people into law. The bill would amend the Civil Rights Act...
    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee refused to give Republicans an equal number of witnesses for Tuesday’s hearing on the Equality Act, meaning the minority was unable to counter testimony from a transgender teenager, a Republican committee aide confirmed to the Daily Caller. The Equality Act will impact abortion, sports, marriage and more if passed. It aims to amend the...
    The Government of the Community of Madrid has prevented this Monday a meeting of the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, with students from the Gómez Moreno Secondary Education Institute, a public center in the Madrid neighborhood of San Blas. Accompanied by the Secretary of State for Equality against Gender Violence, Noelia Vera, the minister had planned to meet with the...
    The president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has called a rebuttal among the ‘socialist part’ of the Government to call for calm and avoid that, like almost any issue lately, the 8-M becomes a “fight” with the other partner of the coalition, United We Can. While the socialist and purple ministers organize, each on their own, events to celebrate International...
    Donald Trump on Sunday weighed in on the debate about the Equality Act, which was passed by the House on Thursday, yet faces an uphill battle to win Senate approval and become law. Supporters of the bill insist it is designed to enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws. It amends existing civil rights law to...
    (CNN)You know times are a-changing when a famous toy spud is getting an upgrade—and for a very 21st-century reason. Allison HopeHasbro has announced it is dropping the gendered honorific "Mr." from the brand name of its popular Potato Head toy. The move, a seemingly innocuous one that follows in the inclusive footsteps of other brands like Mattel and Target,...
    The Heritage Foundation exposed 11 of the most revolutionary demands in the Democrats’ so-called Equality Act, which would force Americans to accept the transgender ideology’s far-reaching claim that each person’s legal sex is determined by their inner feelings of “gender identity,” not by their measurable biology. Heritage reported: The proposed Equality Act of 2021 (H.R. 5) would make mainstream beliefs...
    Taylor Swift has said that she has « her fingers crossed » that an important bill in favor of the rights of the LGBTQ + collective is approved in the United States Senate. The singer celebrated on Thursday night (February 25), after the House of Representatives voted 224-206 to pass HR 5 and S. 788, also known as the Equality Act. The...
    Washington (CNN)Two House Republicans who voted in 2019 to support the Equality Act flipped their votes Thursday and opposed the legislation, which intends to protect people from being discriminated based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Republican Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida and Elise Stefanik of New York were two of eight GOP lawmakers who joined House Democrats to vote...
    Three House Republicans broke with their colleagues on Thursday and supported the Equality Act, which conservatives have described as an assault on religious liberty. Reps. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., John Katko, R-N.Y., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., all joined the more than 200 Democrats opposing the legislation. In total, the bill passed with a 224-206 vote. The controversial legislation is expected to...
    House Democrats have passed the radical Equality Act once again, claiming it will merely amend federal civil rights law to ensure sexual orientation and gender identity are protected classes, even though the Constitution already provides protection for the rights of all American citizens, regardless of their “identity group.” If enacted, however, the Equality Act would have a major impact on children...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a press conference before the House votes on the Equality Act.Rod Lamkey/CNP/Zuma Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.The US House of Representatives voted 224–206 Thursday afternoon to pass the Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination based...
    Three Republicans opted to buck party lines and join Democrats in voting for the Equality Act on Thursday. The legislation passed the House in a 224-206 vote, with every Democrat supporting the measure. While eight GOP lawmakers voted for a similar version of the legislation in 2019, Reps. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoSix ways to visualize a divided America House GOP...
    Three Republicans in the House of Representatives voted with Democrats to pass the Equality Act on Thursday afternoon, which will impact abortion, marriage, family, gender, sports and more. In a 224-206 vote, the House passed the Equality Act. H.R. 5 would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act in order to prevent “discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity and...
    The Democratic Equality Act, which will most likely pass the House of Representatives Thursday, would impact abortion, marriage, family, gender, and more.  H.R. 5 would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act  with the stated purpose of preventing “discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.” Should it pass, the legislation would impact a variety of...
    Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) responded Wednesday to Representative Marie Newman’s (D-IL) statement about Greene’s opposition to the Equality Act by hanging a sign across the hallway from Newman’s congressional office that reads: “There Are TWO Genders: Male & Female, Trust the Science.” Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called “Equality” Act to destroy women’s rights and religious freedoms....
    (CNN)On Wednesday, Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene posted an 11-second video on Twitter that shows her posting a sign outside of her congressional office that reads: "There are two genders: Male and Female. Trust the Science."She tweeted this along with the video: "Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called 'Equality' Act to destroy women's rights and religious freedoms,"...
    Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler Texas warned late Wednesday the Equality Act is destructive legislation that would do untold damage to the country if passed. “The Equality Act being considered in Congress is a threat to people of faith in this nation,” Bishop Strickland said on Twitter. “I urge all who believe in God and the truth of His Divine...
    America was founded on the principle of equality in creation, and the liberty to live according to our own conscience in the pursuit of happiness. In the opening of our Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson penned the immortal words that “all men are created equal.” This articulated a self-evident moral truth, yes, but it was more than that; it voiced...
    House Democrats are poised to pass the Equality Act once again, claiming it will merely amend federal civil rights law to ensure sexual orientation and gender identity are included among the protected classes, even though the Constitution already provides protection for the rights of all American citizens, regardless of their “identity group.” In 2021, the Equality Act could pass the...
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue warned Monday that the Equality Act would “promote the most comprehensive assault on Christianity ever written into law.” While its proponents insist that the Equality Act is about “ending discrimination,” it would in fact fundamentally alter the legal definition of sex to include sexual orientation and gender identity, Dr. Donohue argues. The Act would also...
    During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) celebrated Pride Month and stated that the Equality Act still needs to be passed by the Senate. Transcript as Follows:  “Hello, I’m Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, and it is my honor to represent New York’s 18th Congressional District in the Hudson Valley. I am also proud to be New York’s...
    Taylor Swift continues to use her voice for more than just her hugely successful career as a singer and narrative songwriter. On Friday, The 10-time Grammy Award-winner, 30, took part in Pride Live's Stonewall Day livestream event, which is an annual commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall uprising that helped spark the modern day gay rights movement. During her taped segment,...
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