This week, the House of Representatives passed legislation to amend the 1964 Civil Rights act to accommodate members of the community of sexual non-traditionalists to the list of people against which discrimination would be a crime.
The legislation, passed in a vote of 224-206, would amend federal civil rights laws to solidify protections for LGBTQ Americans in employment, education, housing, credit, jury service, and other areas. President Biden has called the bill “a critical step toward ensuring that America lives up to our foundational values of equality and freedom for all.”
Never mind that various business owners, landlords, and the like would prefer not to do business or employ those who live a lifestyle they consider immoral. That doesn’t seem to matter in this case. It is all about making sure these people’s feelings aren’t hurt any more than they have been given their disordered sense of sexuality.
This is not the first run at this legislation from the Democrats. A similar bill was passed by the House of Representatives in recent years, but without control of the Senate or the White House, the effort was shot down.
“We have passed it in the House before — the Equality Act, H.R. 5, to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Thursday morning before the bill’s passing. “This time, it will be not only passed in the House but on a path to a signing at the White House. We’re very excited about that.”
That will probably last until one of their daughters if they have any, is victimized by a man “identifying” as a woman displacing her from a sports championship or committing a crime in a locker room. Maybe not, though, as Democrats are known to make excuses and rationalize away such behavior.