FRC warns of nationwide ‘bathroom bill’ in Senate

Nov 17, 2015 by

A pro-family organization is warning about federal legislation that’s a “bathroom bill” for all 50 states.

A pro-family organization is warning about federal legislation that’s a “bathroom bill” for all 50 states.

Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council notes that U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) is sponsoring the “Equality Act,” which would amend current federal laws to protect homosexuals based on claims of discrimination.

Asked if the Equality Act mirrors the non-discrimination bill that was recently defeated by voters in Houston, Sprigg tells OneNewsNow that it is.

In fact, he says, it also includes the “public accommodations” requirement in Houston’s HERO law. That allowance is the reason Houstonians described HERO as a “bathroom bill” and likely a reason it was soundly defeated.

The Equalty Act would give homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals, trangender, and “gender noncomforming people” access to “places of public accommodations,”  Lambda Legal, a pro-homosexual legal organization, admits on its website.

“And it does not make any exception for facilities in which there’s a normal expectation of privacy from the opposite sex such as restrooms, locker rooms and showers,” Sprigg warns. “So it would be a bathroom bill on a national level being forced on all 50 states.”

transgender bathroom pinkIf the federal bill ever becomes law, it would apparently overrule the citizen-led referendum in Houston because it’s “discriminatory.”

Such a federal decision would mirror the June decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned marriage laws across the country after finding a right to homosexual marriage in the U.S. Constitution.

Sprigg says the Equality Act likens sexual orientation and gender identity to discrimination.

“These are unlike the characteristics that have historically been protected in nondiscrimination laws,” says the FRC spokesman. “Generally we offer those protections for characteristics like race which are inborn, involuntary, immutable, innocuous, and/or in the U.S. Constitution.”

Yet the Lamda Legal website, further complaining about public accomodations, likens homosexuals facing discrimination to breastfeeding women in restaurants and minorities trying to hail a taxi.

Sprigg asks rhetorically how that applies to engaging in homosexual conduct or, worse, deciding to present yourself as the opposite of your biological sex.

 

Source: FRC warns of nationwide ‘bathroom bill’ in Senate

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