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Olsen: Equality and fairness

Olsen: Equality and fairness

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Have you heard of the Equality Act or the Fairness for All Act? They’re two dangerous bills being proposed on Capitol Hill. On the surface, they certainly sound good and sincere, and that’s why they’re titled that way. However, the closer these bills are looked at the clearer it becomes — they are anything but equal or fair.

The Equality Act mandates an anti-life, anti-family and anti-faith agenda through federal law and would be a disaster for all Americans. It would massively overhaul our civil rights framework to mandate privileges for sexual orientation and gender identity, expand abortion access and demolish current religious liberty protections.

The Fairness for All Act is a compromise bill designed in case the Equality Act doesn’t get passed. It’s a poorly drafted bill that fails to prevent the harms that would be inflicted by the Equality Act. Both bills are dangerous threats to religious liberty, women’s rights, children’s health, parental rights, the medical profession’s conscience rights and the rights of all Bible-believing Christians.

Both bills seek to demonize and ostracize everyone who disagrees with the current administration’s ideology. They are designed to divide our country into two separate groups. Those who demand freedom, liberty and rights according to their terms, and those who wish to enjoy the freedom, liberty and rights our Constitution provides to all equally and fairly.

It is time for our leaders to read between the lines and ask where is equality and fairness demonstrated or accomplished in either of these two acts?

Scott Olsen, Sturtevant


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