This bodes very badly for children in public schools or women who think they are safe going to the bathroom without perverts hanging around. I usually make it a point to check what the senate is up to whenever there's a lot of ridiculous white noise to distract us from the real issues.
This response is from our Republican Senator from NC. This is the Utah model he's espousing "Utah ranks 2nd in nation for supporting laws that protect LGBTQ community" https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/07/22/ ... port-laws/Thank you for taking the time to contact me about H.R. 5, the Equality Act. I appreciate hearing from you.
I strongly believe that all individuals should receive equal treatment under the law. This is as true for the LGBTQ+ community as it is for any other American. I strongly support policies that promote inclusion and diversity and believe that all Americans should be free from discrimination. That is why every piece of legislation considered by Congress needs to be carefully written to ensure that it does not have unintended consequences. Specifically, we must be sure that any federal anti-discrimination legislation does not unnecessarily burden the religious freedom enjoyed by all Americans.
Unfortunately, I believe the Equality Act falls short of this goal by severely limiting the religious rights and liberties of people of faith, religious organizations, and institutions.
With that said, I believe Congress can reach strong bipartisan agreement in striking the right balance between ensuring equality for the LGBTQ+ community and protecting the rights of religious people and organizations. We can look to the example of Utah, where legislators worked with both the LGBTQ+ and religious communities, found common ground and mutual respect for individual freedoms, and forged a historic compromise as a result. What Utah accomplished should serve as a model for the rest of the nation moving forward, including for Congress.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me. Please do not hesitate to get back in touch with me again about other important issues.
I don't think the rights of gays or transgenders should come before the rights of innocent children. What Thom doesn't get is this issue isn't about rights OR religion; it's about basic human dignity and separation of the sexes such as he got to enjoy when he was growing up in America. If they want to be fair to everyone, force these institutions to create a unisex bathroom/locker room that all the freaks and degenerates can hang out in. All the peeping toms and the people who liked to get peeped on can hang out in there. While keeping our vulnerable population safe and out of harms way.