Republicans in the House and the Senate are calling foul on what is now known as the Equality Act. According to the Act, LGBTQ+ people would be enshrined into the already existing civil rights laws in the United States. Similar to how white people granted Black people the right to live; work, buy and rent homes, and pretty much exist in the U.S the same would apply to LGBTQ+ people.
Opponents of the law are calling it an outright violation of religious freedom. Others however aren’t quite sure how the lives of someone else violates anyone else’s religious freedom considering it isn’t their life. President Biden has made it his mission to ensure that people on the spectrum are treated equal from here on out.
“This is unprecedented. It’s dangerous. It’s an attack on our first freedom, the first freedom listed in the Bill of Rights, religious liberty,” said Republican Rep. Mike Johnson.