The Equality Act Does Not Protect the Civil Rights of Religious Americans

iVoterGuide: ‘Christians Cannot Give Up on Voting or on Being Involved in Government’

March 1, 2021

  AUSTIN, Texas — Last week, the Housepassed a bill that provides LGBTQ protections within the labor and civil rights laws of our nation. The bill, known as The Equality Act, passed by a vote of 224-206.   Amending current civil rights law to specifically include sexual orientation and gender identification as protected characteristics, the bill also includes controversial language that these protections cover other fundamental staples of American life such as: employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations, etc.

“The so-called ‘Equality Act’ that passed in the House on Thursday is seen by the Left to protect civil rights,stated iVoterGuide President Debbie Wuthnow. “In fact, it would serve to do quite the opposite for many religious Americans. Going farther than the 1964 Civil Rights Act, it would specifically override the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act and require citizens to violate their religious convictions if they consist of the belief, for example, that marriage can only be between one man and one woman.   “It is because of laws like this one that demonstrate that Christians cannot give up on voting or on being involved in government. iVoterGuide is here to track legislation such as the Equality Act and remind citizens of this vote at the ballot box. People of faith have rights equally worth protecting, and this legislation must not stand.”   

iVoterGuide is a one-stop resource for candidate ratings and election information. In 2020, iVoterGuide’s expert researchers gave an in-depth analysis —and overall rating— from a Christian and conservative perspective for 7,500+ candidates in more than 3,000 races nationwide.  Additionally, iVoterGuide offers election dates, registration deadlines, polling locations, and other information needed to help Americans vote wisely and identify candidates on the ballot who share their values. Related tools are also available to inform family, neighbors, and business associates about getting their own personalized ballots. 

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