WASHINGTON – The Democrat-led House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the so-called “Equality Act”, this afternoon by a vote of 236-173, with eight Republicans joining the Democrats voting in favor. American Principles Project urged a NO vote on this legislation. Read more about APP’s opposition to H.R. 5 here.
Terry Schilling, executive director of American Principles Project, released the following statement:
Let’s call this bill what it is — the ‘Inequality Act’ — one of the most hateful bills to ever pass the House of Representatives. This is a direct attack on the rights of hundreds of millions of Americans. Parents, women, people of faith — almost every American stands to lose if H.R. 5 becomes law.
Today House Democrats voted to eliminate women as a protected class under the Civil Rights Act. They voted to effectively end Title IX. They voted to abolish conscience rights. They voted to end religious freedom as we know it. They voted to strip parents of their fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children. This is wrongheaded policy on every level.
In addition, the eight Republicans who joined the Democrats today in supporting this bill have especially betrayed the people they were elected to represent. They should now expect electoral consequences.
Earlier this week, Terry Schilling wrote in Human Events that today’s vote would present a choice for Republicans between following the bold leadership of President Trump or bowing to the demands of an increasingly leftist corporate class.
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