“The Equality Act shouldn’t be equal for anybody,” the outspoken congresswoman advised “Fox News @ Night” host Shannon Bream.
The Equality Act amends present civil rights regulation to explicitly embody sexual orientation and gender identification as protected traits. The protections would prolong to employment, housing, mortgage functions, schooling, public lodging and different areas. Supporters say the regulation earlier than the Home final week is lengthy overdue and would be sure that each particular person is handled equally underneath the regulation.
Boebert contended the invoice “places little women in danger, permitting confused males to enter girls’s restrooms. I imply, I don’t need little women watching their backs, questioning if a person if attempting to take a peek at them.”
She additionally argued that Democrats have “basically ended women’ sports activities in America” by permitting transgender women to compete on feminine sports activities groups. “Now women need to be apprehensive about being outplayed by a boy and dropping a possible scholarship…This equality act is something however equality.”
She known as an announcement made by Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., lead sponsor of the invoice, “rubbish” after he claimed the Equality Act balances LGBTQ rights and non secular liberty with spiritual exemptions within the invoice.
“That assertion is rubbish like a lot of the stuff that comes from that aspect of the aisle and the Home of Representatives sadly,” Boebert mentioned of Cicilline’s declare.
She mentioned the 14th Modification of the U.S. Structure, which grants equal safety underneath the regulation, is ample for equality.
“Democrats wish to constantly create higher echelons and simply totally different lessons of individuals and elevate folks above each other and create division whereas doing so,” Boebert mentioned of the invoice. “If we simply return to the Structure, it’s actually easy. We’re all equal underneath the regulation.”
The Home of Representatives handed the invoice final month 224-to-206 alongside occasion strains. It now heads to the Senate.