A Liberal Law Professor Explains Why the Equality Act Would ‘Crush’ Religious Dissenters

Dec 2014
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Which is the goal of the now far left 'Democratic' Party, and why they cheered when they passed this awful bill in the House. But it will likley doie in the Senate, or should ot somehow pas will be vetoed.

The left hates America as founded, that means they hate the Constitution.


Douglas Laycock, a law professor at the University of Virginia, has been a longtime supporter of same-sex marriage. What’s made him unusual is that in recent years he’s been trying to make the case to liberals that “same-sex marriage and religious liberty can co-exist.” In 2017 he co-authored an article at Vox with another law professor to argue that Jack Phillips, the Evangelical Christian baker in Colorado at the center of the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court case, should be allowed to follow his conscience to not bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.
Laycock has also been a longtime supporter of enacting a federal gay-rights non-discrimination law, but he doesn’t support the Equality Act, a bill just approved by the House of Representatives that would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, because it would “crush” conscientious objectors.
“It goes very far to stamp out religious exemptions,” Laycock tells National Review in an email. “It regulates religious non-profits. And then it says that [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act] does not apply to any claim under the Equality Act. This would be the first time Congress has limited the reach of RFRA. This is not a good-faith attempt to reconcile competing interests. It is an attempt by one side to grab all the disputed territory and to crush the other side.”
While the bill passed the House today and will be bottled up in the Senate, it has close to universal support among Democrats and would very likely become law if Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress and abolish the Senate filibuster.
What exactly would the Equality Act mean for religious schools throughout the country? “The short answer is that religious schools would be heavily regulated with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity,” writes Laycock. “They would have left an array of constitutional defenses, most of which are undeveloped and uncertain at best.
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Nov 2008
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Now they are getting it. The purpose of this law is to crush Christians so Liberals can impose their agenda on all Americans. When this say equality, it really means inequality to those that oppose them. This goes back to Hillary's term ." Deplorables". The definition of Deplorables in her mind is anyone that opposes the Liberal agenda, which is Gay rights, Abortion and now Illegal immigration. Mostly Christians oppose all those idea's so this new law is intended to do away with first amendment rights of religious freedoms. It says in the first amendment that government is to pass no law that prevents religious freedoms. They have ignored the first amendment and are doing it anyway. I doubt the Senate will pass this, but it just shows the intentions of Democrats loud and clear, which is to destroy religious people that oppose their agenda