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Rep. Boebert: Equality Act 'Is Not Equal For Anyone'

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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) attends a news conference with members of the House Freedom Caucus about immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border outside the U.S. Capitol on March 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 19 March 2021 09:25 AM EDT

The Equality Act is "not equal for anyone," and it creates division, freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert is arguing. 

"Democrats want to continuously create upper echelons and just different classes of people and elevate people above one another and create division while doing so," the Colorado Republican told "Fox News @ Night" host Shannon Bream Thursday. "If we just go back to the Constitution, it’s really simple. We are all equal under the law."

The act, passed in the House in late February along party lines, adds amendments to the existing civil rights law to prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. It also defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as being among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation. 

Boebert, however, argued that the bill puts other people in danger or discriminates against them.

"(It) puts little girls at risk, allowing confused men to go into women’s restrooms," she claimed to Bream. "I mean, I don’t want little girls watching their backs, wondering if a man is trying to take a peek at them."

Boebert also argued that Democrats, through the bill, have "fundamentally ended girls' sports in America" by allowing transgender girls to compete on female sports teams.

"Girls have to be worried about being outplayed by a boy and losing a potential scholarship," she said. "This Equality Act is about anything but equality."

She also took offense with a statement made by Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., the lead sponsor of the bill, who said its writers took care to "ensure the religious exemptions which currently exist remain undisturbed. We have two interests protected here, the right to religious expression and a deeply held commitment to ending discrimination. The Equality Act achieves both."

"That statement is garbage like most of the stuff that comes from that side of the aisle of the House of Representatives, unfortunately," Boebert said of Cicilline's comments. "Stop for a second and say maybe we aren't smarter than the American people and just kind of pulled back on the reins a little bit and let Americans live their lives. We can get rid of this divisive behavior and these ridiculous laws they are trying to pass that replace mom and dad with bureaucrats."

Boebert also argued that the push to unseat Iowa GOP Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who won her race by just six votes this past fall, is part of the Democrats' "war on women."

Miller-Meeks' win is being challenged by another woman, Bream pointed out. 

Former state Sen. Rita Hart, who lost narrowly to Miller-Meeks, has filed a challenge with Congress on the results of the race, claiming that 22 legally-cast ballots had not been counted and that affected the outcome.

On March 10, a House committee turned down a motion brought by the Miller-Meeks campaign to dismiss Hart's challenge. 

"I believe Democrats hate women," Boebert stated. "This is a full-on attack on women and mainly conservative women. There were more women elected to the GOP than ever before and it is because we have been watching Democrats, we've been watching how they message, watching their policy, how they communicate and so many of us stepped up to win our election in 2020 because we are saying the Democrat party and their women who they have elected do not represent me, they do not represent my country, the country I know."

She added that she is "so happy and proud to be the first woman and the first mom to represent Colorado's third district but that's not why I was elected. Republicans don't play gender identity politics. The Democrats certainly do and they can't stand when strong women win their seats and challenge their narrative, they do anything they can to try to destroy and even remove us by stealing an election."

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

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The Equality Act is "not equal for anyone," and it creates division, freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert is arguing. "Democrats want to continuously create upper echelons and just different classes of people and elevate people above...
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Friday, 19 March 2021 09:25 AM
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