Joe Biden Declares “LGBTQ” Rights His Top Legislative Priority

Written by Timothy J. Dailey

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden has declared that his top legislative priority would be the Equality Act, which would enshrine LGBTQ special rights into labor and civil rights laws.

Biden delivered the keynote address at the annual gala of the Human Rights Campaign, a homosexual organization that seeks to promote the LGBTQ agenda under the guise of protecting basic human freedoms. His half-hour speech ranged from emotional tributes to those gathered to his denunciation of the policies of President Donald Trump, which he called “wrong” and “immoral.”

The former Vice President pointed out his long support of LGBTQ issues, noting that during the 2012 presidential campaign he proclaimed his support for gay marriage before President Barack Obama did.

The Equality Act has the backing of nearly 300 members of U.S. Congress, including the entire Democratic caucus along with a handful of Republicans. On Friday, May 14th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass this radical proposal by a vote of 236 to 173 (with 23 not voting). The Illinois Congressional delegation voted along party lines. U.S. Rep. Darrin LaHood (R-Peoria) was absent but has told us that he was a “no” vote. The focus is now on the U.S. Senate to pass the bill.

U.S. Senate Republicans are between a rock and a hard place, desperate not to be viewed as turning a blind eye to discrimination against those who identify as LGBTQ, while cognizant of the strong opposition by the rank-and-file of their constituency. Serious issues have arisen in states that have adapted such policies, including biologically male athletes who masquerade as women winning track and field events and incidents where teenage girls encountered a naked man showering in their locker room.

Reports of men and women who regret their chemical and surgical efforts to conceal their biological sex are also surfacing. In an article in USA Today titled “Hormones, surgery, regret: I was a transgender woman for 8 years — time I can’t get back,” Walt Heyer writes: “At first I was giddy for the fresh start. But hormones and sex-change genital surgery couldn’t solve the underlying issues driving my gender dysphoria.”

The Equality Act is shaping up to be a key issue in the 2020 elections, with candidates who dare to oppose it being vilified as enabling discrimination against LGBTQ people. The nation is truly at a point of decision regarding a social revolution that threatens to overturn over two millennia of understanding regarding the divinely established nature of male and female and to undermine First Amendment protections for those who disagree with the trans-ideology.

Take ACTION: Click HERE to send a message to our U.S. Senators urging them to oppose the federal Equality Act (H.R. 5) which seeks to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include protections for an individual’s perceived sex, “sexual orientation,” or “gender identity.” If you know the name of your local official, you can also call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask the operator to connect you with his/her office to leave a message.


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