The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Equality Act soon. It is strongly opposed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the faithful are being urged to contact their elected officials using the link below.
Here’s what the Bishop’s Conference has to say about the bill:
“Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. The Equality Act in many ways does the opposite and needs to be opposed.
“Instead of respecting differences in beliefs about marriage and sexuality, the Equality Act would discriminate against people of faith. The Equality Act would: punish faith-based organizations, such as charities and schools who serve everyone in their communities, simply because of their beliefs; force 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; risk mandating taxpayers to fund abortions; force people in everyday life, and especially health care workers, to support gender transition; and expand what the government considers a “public” place, forcing even some parish halls to host functions that conflict with Catholic beliefs.”
Here is a link to the Bishop’s Conference Action Page, where there is an easy-to-use form to contact your representative.
In addition, last year the bishops provided a more detailed critique of the legislation.
Also, here is a link to an article in the National Catholic Register about this issue.