The proposed Equality Act of 2021 is expected to be voted on in the U.S. Senate very soon, and several nationally renowned speakers hosted a webinar in response discussing what its passage could mean for Catholics.
The webinar was hosted by the Colorado Catholic Conference, in collaboration with the Archdioceses of Los Angeles and New York, Dioceses of Green Bay and Arlington, Virginia Catholic Conference, and Catholic dioceses across the country. Among the speakers featured were Mary Hasson, a co-founder of the Person and Identity Project, and Ryan T. Anderson, author When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, which was recently banned by Amazon.
The Bishops of Colorado recently issued a letter to the faithful expressing their concerns about the Equality Act, writing: “If the Equality Act is signed into law, the Catholic Church’s social teaching on human sexuality will be effectively outlawed as discriminatory and many of the Church’s institutions and faithful could be accused of violating this law.”
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Additional Resources for Understanding the Equality act and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues (SOGI)
Learn more about the Equality Act here.
Learn how to call your Senators here.
Find resources for your family, school or parish here.
Additional resources for families with school-aged children are available here.
Watch Walt’s Story, the lived experience of someone who experienced gender dysphoria here.
Read more about medical treatments used to transition here.