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The Equality Act, Backed By Nearly All Democrats, Is A Nightmare For Businesses And Charities

David Benkof Contributor
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The specter of boys commandeering girls’ trophies and showering alongside them in high school locker rooms has mesmerized Americans who are concerned about the pending Equality Act prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination. The bill is expected to get a vote in the House this week, and is sponsored by nearly the entire Democratic caucus.

But the law’s architects designed it to have far more sweeping effects. The Equality Act is not a stand-alone bill guaranteeing LGBT people a certain set of rights. It is a lengthy amendment to the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act adding, among other things, 29 new places discrimination would be illegal not only regarding sexual orientation and gender identity but to all protected classes.