Commonwealth Policy Center

The Equality Act recently passed the U.S. House and is now in the hands of the U.S. Senate. The name is very misleading in that it really doesn’t promote true equality as much as it targets people with religious convictions. Southern Baptist Conventions ERLC  said, the Equality Act “would needlessly penalize and discriminate against millions of Americans who possess no animus toward those this bill purports to aid. As law, the Equality Act would undermine pluralism, legalize coercion, imperil religious liberty, eliminate conscience protections, and erode the very freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment.” There have been similar attempts in Kentucky to pass similar laws called by another name: Fairness ordinances. Regardless of whether the laws are state, federal, or local, they’re bad public policy that weaponizes the law against to target people with religious convictions.