To call your senators, call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and tell the operator the state you are from and the operator will connect you to one of your senator’s offices. Use the talking points to urge your senator to OPPOSE the Equality Act, H.R. 5. Then call back to the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your other senator’s office and again, urge that senator to OPPOSE the Equality Act, H.R. 5. It is important that your senators here from you now before it is too late. Urge your neighbors and friends to call too.
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Keep Abreast of This and Future Legislation
Talking Points Against the Equality Act, H.R. 5
- Public schools nationwide will be required to allow students into bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, overnight accommodations, and sports, based on the student’s asserted “gender identity.”
- By prohibiting “discrimination” based on “gender identity,” the Equality Act will likely mean that public school teachers will be required to address “transgender” students by their new names and chosen pronouns, even if it violates a teacher’s religious beliefs. If they don’t do so, it will likely be grounds for disciplinary action. That means that Christian teachers could be fired for refusing to lie about a child’s sex.
- The Equality Act will lead to expanded access to abortion. That is because the Equality Act will likely be used to demand that doctors who are Christian or morally-opposed to abortion must perform abortions.
- The Equality Act will also put at risk restrictions on funding abortion, the effect of which will be that taxpayer dollars could be used to fund abortion.
- The right of parents to control certain medical treatments of their children could be placed at serious risk under the Equality Act. That’s because there is an underlying assumption in the Act that puberty-blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgery transition are standard treatment. If a parent declines these treatments, their child could potentially be taken away from them by the state.