The White House responded on Tuesday to a request that singer Taylor Swift made publicly during the MTV Video Music Awards for the final passage of the Equality Act.
In response to a question about Swift’s comments, White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere simply reiterated the Trump administration’s opposition to the bill, that the act is not the answer to this problem.
“The Trump administration absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all,” Deere said, according to CNN.
“However, the House-passed bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights,” he added.
The Trump administration has always been open to defending the people’s freedom of religion, thought, or association, however this legislation would violate some of the individual freedoms of people who do not belong to these minorities.
Although the name may sound nice in theory, “equality act” policies about sexual orientation and gender identity at state and local levels have, in practice, caused serious harm to Americans. If this law were passed, the harm would intensify, according to the Daily Signal.
Enforcement of this law would interfere with the lives of Americans in ways that even many of its supporters do not understand: from school classrooms to cases where people could lose custody of their children if they disagree with their gender change.
It would also penalize Americans who fail to affirm new sexual norms or gender ideology, and also it would allow more biological males to defeat girls in sports.
The Obama administration tried to force medical professionals to offer therapies that affirm the transition through a regulation in the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.
Although this was stopped by a federal judge, it could be set in motion again if a national law imposes a national health care order with respect to gender identity.
These days it is quite common for the media and liberal artists to support these gender policies, calling anyone who thinks differently, or who refuses to welcome paying taxes so children in school are taught that gender is “something cultural and not biological” as “intolerant,” which is what Taylor Swift did in her award-winning video You Need to Calm Down.
“Everyone is equal” sounds good in theory, but the unintended consequences could hurt a lot of people.