The proposed Equality Act of 2021, H.R. 5, would abuse the 1964 Civil Rights Act, amending it to include a tyrannical wish list of unrelated issues. Its dangers are numerous: A redefinition of sex to include transgender status, an attack on female athletics, an expansion of public accommodations covered under the act, the stamping out of religious exemptions, and an undermining of conscientious objection to controversial clinical practices such as abortion and gender reassignment.
"Ultimately, what the Equality Act represents is a cynical attempt to use the Civil Rights Act as a Trojan horse for radical leftist social orthodoxies. Such a law would cause far more injustice than it would prevent." - The Editors, National Review
We invite you to join us for a two-part panel discussion with National Review writers and experts on the implications of this legislation that's expected to be passed by Congress within the coming weeks.
Panel One: Inez Stepman and Kara Dansky will explore the policy consequences for society generally: the assault on women’s rights and privacy and the coercion of public accommodations.
Panel Two: Kathryn Jean Lopez and Alexandra DeSanctis will build on this discussion, exploring additional concerns such as religious freedom and the threat to social institutions and communities.