Joe Biden Collides with Catholic bishops over the Equality Act
President Joe Biden urged Congress on Friday to "quickly approve" the Equality Act, putting it directly on a collision course with American Catholic bishops.
Biden said in a statement: "Americans have been deprived of LGBT people and their families of full equality for too long." "Despite the extraordinary progress the LGBTQ + community has made in securing their basic civil rights, discrimination remains pervasive in many areas of our community."
United States bishops, along with many other religious leaders, have expressed dissatisfaction with the prospect of the Equality Act, and urged Congress not to pass legislation, which would be particularly harmful to women and destructive of religious freedom.
20 Feb 2021