WASHINGTON, DC – According to reports, 21 House Republicans are siding with the likes of transgender activist groups to make sexual orientation and gender identity a federally protected class under civil rights law.
Yet, with the mounting controversies that have cropped up over the past year regarding the transgender movement, these House Republicans may be alienating their constituents by handing over more power to this ideology’s already forceful ability to silence dissent.
Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah sponsored the Fairness For All Act (FFAA) in 2019, an all-Republican bill that would make sexual orientation and gender identity a federally protected class in exchange for specific “right to discriminate” carve-outs for dissident religious organizations.
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The bill went nowhere in 2019 but was reintroduced in February of 2021 by Rep. Stewart, and now has the backing of 20 other House Republicans – some of which are fairly well-known Republicans – which are as follows:
- Fred Upton (Mich.)
- Elise Stefanik (N.Y.)
- John Curtis (Utah)
- Mark Amodei (Nev.)
- Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.)
- Adam Kinzinger (Ill.)
- Andrew Garbarino (N.Y.)
- Blake Moore (Utah)
- Burgess Owens (Utah)
- Carlos Gimenez (Fla.)
- Chris Jacobs (N.Y.)
- Claudia Tenney (N.Y.)
- Jeff Van Drew (N.J.)
- Jenniffer González-Colón (P.R.)
- Maria Salazar (Fla.)
- Mario Díaz-Balart (Fla.)
- Mike Simpson (Idaho)
- Nicole Malliotakis (N.Y.)
- Steve Stivers (Ohio)
- Tom Reed (N.Y.)
When these 21 Republicans revived FFAA, supporters claimed that it achieved a “compromise” between religious liberty and establishing LGBT Americans’ anti-discrimination protections.
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Right-leaning supporters argue that the measure is a conservative alternative to the Equality Act, a much more extreme Democratic initiative that would make sexual orientation and gender identity a U.S. civil-rights law without any of the religious-liberty safeguards that the FFAA provides.
But in light of the numerous controversies regarding the obvious issues related to lending any legitimacy to the gender identity crowd, this is an issue that Republicans should likely not be giving a proverbial inch to.
Take for instance the state law in California, SB 132, which now allows biological men who simply say they feel like a woman into a women’s prison in the state. At the time that it was pushed through, there were serious concerns raised about the issue.
Needless to say, it was of little shock to hear that a female inmate wound up becoming pregnant shortly after the implementation of the practice in California.
There of course was also the infamous Wi Spa incident – again, in California – where a registered sex offending male was given space to expose his erect penis to underage girls at the Wi Spa in June of 2021.
Not to mention, the incident that garnered national attention out of Loudoun County, Virginia, where the daughter of a man arrested at a school board meeting during the summer was raped by a teenage boy wearing a skirt at her high school in the bathroom.
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The state and local-level gender-fluid policy framework provided the path for these incidents to occur – and these 21 House Republicans are seriously entertaining a means to federalize these very policies that led to such incidents.
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SICK!!! Just a sick world we live in! Our only hope is Jesus…He leads us in the right path in life and saves our souls for eternity.
wow now we gonna legally protect outright sin?? Somehow I doubt God will be pleased.
WTH is wrong with these fools and who’s PAYING them? I’ll never give another dime to any of those names on the list especially Stefanik and Owens.
These people are mentally ill sexual deviants.
mentally ill sexual deviants who demand that we live in their fantasy world and allow them access to our children.
Godless reprobates. Good ole Jeff Van Drew the professed Democrat turned Republican. Sure, just to get voted in.
If there ever was a time to keep the pressure on the GOP, to not let-up in demanding they are fundamentally wrong and unsupported in these actions, while at the same time working toward the gathering of, and the replacement election of, a collection of real citizen representation in Congress, that time is now.
Et tu, Elise? All of this for 0.6% of our population? In the words of a terrible, illegitimate president, “Come on man!”
Why would they want to make people with a mental illness a federally protected class under civil rights law. That’s odd. Seems like they should be treating them not enabling them.
Because they are mentally ill also.
Well, here’s the deal. I left the GOP & re-registered Ind after they refused to help Trump do what the GOPe had been campaigning on my entire adult life (I’m 67). Now I get emails and texts all day long to help the GOPe get the majority back… to do what? continue to ignore the voters and help the swamp? And now these idiot members of the #StupidParty want to enshrine clinical insanity as a protected class (of which we ought to have ZERO, anyway, in a equal-before-the-law society, right?). Look – XX or XY, no third way exists.
No sooner do these morons break-out unprecedentedly in the polling for 2022 than they pull some idiocy like this. I was wondering how they’d snatch defeat (again) from the jaws of certain victory; now I know. Morons.
I know what you mean, I’m registered as NPA (No Political Affiliation) in Florida and they (GOP) keep begging for my support. No Thank you.
Donate to the candidate of your choice and not the RNC.
I live in a red state and my Republican Member of Congress, though not mentioned on the above list, is also supporting this bill. (Maybe she should have checked with some of her constituents before she decided that!) We do not need this damaging and ridiculous bill to somehow give the Right (only the Right cares about these things????) “additional religious liberty safeguards.” Religious liberty is acknowledged and articulated in our constitution. That is all the protection we need. If the language in the Bill of Rights doesn’t protect religious liberty, then this ill-thought-out and flimsy bill surely will not. We don’t need more laws–we just need to enforce the laws we already have!!!
In addition, the idea that the need to “protect” someone who decides one day that they prefer to be a different sex is on a par with the right of a person to practice his or her particular religion is offensive. There is no comparison. (And being allowed to practice your religion has no effect on others, whereas having to accommodate someone of one biological sex deciding to be the opposite has many ramifications for others–such as coming face to face with a naked biological male in a women’s locker room.)
This is why I don’t vote anymore. Its a uniparty and the reps are no better than the dems. If they get back into power they will do nothing except skrew you just like every other time they have been in power. I would rather the dems stay in power so we can get the civil war we need faster. That is the ONLY thing that will ever fix this country.
Your enemies in both parties will do whatever it takes to win, until you do the same, you will lose this fight.
Only blood fixes this now.
The sick need to seek medical/spiritual help. The cure for their illness cannot be legislated. The sick in our society may enjoy life without being stigmatized but that doesn’t mean they can impose their sickness upon society as the normal.
The pretext used, that is also protecting the religious liberty is fake, since the Constitution already allows it.
PRIMARY every single one. This is absolutely unacceptable! If they cuck on this they will cuck on everything.
Yet no outcry over the TRANSGENDER statute in NY harbor, that ‘represents freedom’.
YOU DESERVE IT AMERICA.
Are you referring to the Statue of Liberty? The statue that is a figure of “Libertas,” a robed Roman liberty goddess? Surely not. Because that would be just stupid.
I would have been surprised if Kinzinger was not one of them.
Boy, just when you think someone’s finally got some common sense in government they pull this? Owens and Stefanik particularly shocked me. What has gotten into them?
I guess you can’t make this stuff up.
So far, no one has mentioned that the suicide rate among individuals who have had sex change operations is significantly higher than the rest of the population.
This is insane . . . . so much for conservative values. I hope President Trump pulls his support of Stefanik. I’m almost ashamed to say that I’m a Republican. That may not be true for much longer.
Come quickly Lord Jesus!
So this piece of legislation ensures transgenderism is taught in the schools. This is wicked and goes against what we the people want!!!! Did any of these individuals campaign on this issue? If not then they have no business putting forth this piece of sh#t
When a TRANNY cuts his JUNK OFF is when I take them as SERIOUSLY BELIEVING themselves a woman and NOT a DUDE! 99.99% of these GUYS will NOT CUT IT OFF! THEY will never be genetic females in reality. It is a WAY for these activist to DESTROY social NORMS and cause CHAOS in our society!
depraved degenerate sickness!!! RALPH! ….Satan’s grip is tightening on humanity!!,…..
Find Jesus before it too late my friends
Wow! so many people upset about this.
And exactly what are they going to do?
Write a comment and conclude that they have done their duty.
Email the GOP too much trouble.
email and phone the individual members too much trouble.
Write to their local, papers too much trouble.
Email their church or pastor too much trouble.
arrange a protest at their State house too much trouble.
Attend a GOP meeting too much trouble.
They have done their ‘feel-good’ duty by writing a comment and now can go back to watching TV.
Thanks for adding HOPLESSNESS to the conversation. Glad you’re alone, and not an influencer of anyone.
With all due respect I was pointing out that people do not DO anything.
The world has been put in both physical and mental “Lockdown” since 2001 9/11.
They have been turned from free people (Take off your shoes and belt at an airport? Don’t be ridiculous.) into obedient automatons.
We grumble but DO nothing.
I appreciate your comment as it confirms my opinion of (most) commenters.
They cannot read.
Do not comprehend.
Are caught up in a popularity contest of who can get the most approves.
I am not an “influencer” I am a commentator.
Compromise with EVIL and evil WINS!
Federally protected “CLASS?” CLASS? As in CLASS WARFARE? We are sick to death of this psychological assault on our nation. How about FEDERALLY PROTECTING BABIES??? Babies aren’t even afforded a fair shot at life. Period.
First off: There’s no such thing as a transgendered person. We might as well rip that Band-Aid off right now. If someone self-identifies as a gender other than his or her biological one, there is something wrong with that person. Excepting the miniscule number of individuals who are born with some form of genetic abnormality or physiological deformity, those who claim to be transgender suffer from deep emotional and/or psychological dysfunction – period.
Second: Homosexuality, itself, is not normal. Nor is homosexuality a lifestyle choice such as most people understand lifestyle choices. Like transgenderism, homosexuality represents fundamental emotional and psychological dysfunction and should be treated as such.(Homosexuality and transgenderism are dysfunction. Period – Erik Rush WND December 4, 2019)
What happened to equal protection under the law?
RINO-tards at it again. No politician is worth my vote. There are only 3 and that is all there will ever be, genders…male, female and liberal.
This is pathic! We don’t have a Republican Party we have a party that dismisses its constituents! There are only 2 sexes and you dare to protect a class that really isn’t a class. They are protected under what they were born with. Stefanick & Owens, you are very disappointing.
First, don’t these people realize that the Dems only “compromise” to get their bills passed and then go back on their word the next minute? Second, why do they want to move us farther from God. He created us male and female … period. It is cruel to tell people they can do otherwise.
We need to go after public service bonds, as mentioned in previous show here- to remove these politicians for maleficence and breech of fiduciary responsibility
We need ad hoc secession. All opposed to liberal communist culture move to red states elect leaders that will nullify unconstitutional and immoral laws and edicts. Stand against the demonic new world order.
Modern day Babylon , Sodom & Gomorrah and soon it will end up the same way as it did in the Bible . The Gate is narrow and many will not enter.
get back in the closet pervert