American right-wing anti-LGBTQ group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is rolling out their strategy to fight back against the Equality Act.
But to no one’s surprise, their strategy is pointedly anti-trans women.
Congress re-introduced the Equality’s Act yesterday (15 March) for the third time. Seeking to enshrine LGBTI projections to America’s civil rights.
If passed, the bill would extend the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 to cover discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
In a Tweet, a screenshot of an ADF statement sent LGBTI Twitter into overdrive.
What did the ADF say?
In the screenshot, ADF senior vice president of US legal divisions Kristen Waggoner outlined the group’s opposition to the act.
He said: ‘It would undermine women’s equality and force women and girls to share private, obstinate spaces with men who identity as female, in addition to denying women fair competition in sports.’
‘Threatening fundamental freedoms’
Furthermore, Waggoner added the bill would ‘force’ Americans into ‘messages that violate their core beliefs.’
However, this is despite how two in three Americans support LGBTI rights, such as marriage equality, according to a study.
Moreover, it would ‘undermine’ ‘human dignity.’ in addition to ‘threatening’ fundamental freedoms.’
Who are the ADF?
From historically supporting laws that would make being LGBTI illegal to bluntly opposing marriage equality, the ADF have a negative track record.
Some ADF members supported the ‘gay propaganda law’ in Russia and have touted myths about trans people for years.
Furthermore, the group paid a homophobic US Supreme Court candidate thousands to speak at their events.