The Equality Act, which is coming up soon for a Senate vote, discriminates against life and people of faith. The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops urges people to tell Congress to oppose it.
Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. The Equality Act in many ways does the opposite of this. Instead of respecting differences in beliefs about marriage and sexuality, the Equality Act would discriminate against people of faith.
Among other things, the Equality Act:
• Punishes faith-based organizations, such as charities and schools who serve everyone in their communities, simply because of their beliefs about marriage and sexuality;
• Forces girls and women to compete against boys and men for limited opportunities in sports, and to share locker rooms and shower spaces with biological males who identify as women;
• Risks mandating taxpayers to fund abortions;
• Forces people in everyday life, and especially health care workers, to support gender transition; and
• Expands what the government considers a "public" place, forcing even some congregation halls to host functions that conflict with their beliefs.
LCCB is asking those opposed to the legislation to click the link below and send a message: