Equality Act Is Not All Glitter
Equality Act Is Not All Glitter
By Ariel Fierro
August 29, 2019
Taylor Swift dazzled the stage at the Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J., with two of her new songs from her new album “Lover.” However, the words “Equality Act” were shown towards the first half of her performance, revealing her full support for Equality Act (H.R. 5), banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
As Swift appeared onstage accepting the Video of the Year award, where she thanked those who signed the Change.org petition she launched in June for supporting equal rights
“—for the Equality Act, which basically states we all deserve equal rights under the law in her speech”
, and that superficial comment is the core idea of H.R. 5, it does not dive into the harm it causes upon the rest of the nation.
Many millennials will take into consideration their idol’s statements, yet do not take the time to do the research. Although the petition “now has half-a-million signatures, which is five times the amount that it would need to warrant a response from the White House,” according to Swift, such petitions reaching 100,000 signatures within 30 days will certainly receive a required response from the White House on its petition website. Not many individuals know this and will think that the White House is coldhearted, for not giving a public response. Although, these rules were in place prior to President Trump’s administration.
Host of Tipping Point on OANN, Liz Wheeler even tipped in by providing an oversimplified illustration how “The Equality Act isn’t about equality.”
The Equality Act solely seeks redemption for those who are filled with rage from those who are not in agreement with them. Instead of it being an ‘actual equal for all’, it compels
- churches to become silent
- empower the Federal Government to levy punishment on any individual or organization with a dissenting ideological view
- forbid well medical practice
- people can sue those who do not use “preferred pronouns”
These are only a small amount of the power this legislation will uphold.
Taylor Swift, this Equality Act is not all glitter. In the words of Kellyanne Connway, “But when something is named something, it’s not always truly that.”
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About the Author:
Ariel Fierro began her path in politics as a student ambassador for Turning Point USA, and Christians United For Israel during her senior year at YES Prep East End Campus in Houston, TX. She was lead intern for Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s campaign, Texas Regional Leader for Faith & Freedom Coalition, and a field director for the Fierro For Texas campaign. During her free time, she choreographs & performs for a dance company. She is co-director of a dance non-profit organization and mentors high school students for Shespoke organization. Ariel has earned her associates degree in Biology with Clinical Laboratory Specialization, and continues her education at the University of Houston.