- The Equality Act changes little for churches. Though in its current form the Equality Act would add new protected characteristics to the Civil Rights Act and Fair Housing Act, it also would leave the religious exemptions to those laws in place. When it comes to discrimination claims, there is strong protection for churches in these laws.
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Under the Equality Act, a church is defined as a “public accommodation.” If it declines to hire same-sex “married” teachers based on behavior which violates church moral teaching, that church would...
Feb 15, 2021 · The Equality Act changes little for churches Though in its current form the Equality Act would add new protected characteristics to the Civil Rights Act and Fair Housing Act, it also would leave the religious exemptions to those laws in place. When it comes to discrimination claims, there is strong protection for churches in these laws.
Apr 27, 2019 · A coalition of 86 faith-based nonprofits, religious entities, and institutions of higher education sent a letter to Congress stating their opposition to the Equality Act. Almost all Republicans in the U.S. Senate are also expected to vote against the bill. How is the vote connected to the upcoming Supreme Court cases on LGBT discrimination?
Mar 17, 2021 · The Equality Act would essentially expand the definition of public accommodations to places of worship, redefining how they operate and subjecting them to discrimination suits, the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Mary Rice Hasson told Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) during Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Equality Act.
The Equality Act is a comprehensive federal bill introduced in prior sessions of Congress, and was reintroduced on February 18, 2021 as H.R. 5. Although this bill is not yet law (5-5-2021), President Biden has made passing the Act a top priority.
Feb 26, 2021 · Churches that rent their facilities to the public could be forced to rent them for same-sex marriages and other LGBTQ events. (For more, see “Heritage Explains the Equality Act“). In addition, by adding “sex” to Title II of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on public accommodations, a “medical condition” such as abortion could be protected.
The House on Thursday passed the Equality Act, a bill that the U.S. bishops have warned would trample religious freedom protections while codifying gender ideology in federal law. By a vote of 224...
Yet, it is important to note, stripping churches of their tax exempt status would not make it through Congress now or anytime in the near future. However, the Equality Act would indeed impact religious liberty and Christian mission at multiple points.