Statement on SCOTUS Civil Rights Expansion

Today's decision is a threat to religious liberty

No one in their right mind believes that when Congress enacted the 1964 Civil Rights Act, “sex” included homosexuals & transgenders!


"From this day forward, this decision will degrade one of our most fundamental rights as Americans—the right to religious freedom.  It cuts off the right of Americans who have deeply held religious convictions to fairness and freedom in the workplace, in sports, and in academics.  Redefining “sex” to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” threatens everyone’s freedom and will set off years of litigation against business owners, churches, religious institutions, and people of faith, who will suffer greatly because of the Court’s short-sighted wokeness.

It also signals the Supreme Court’s willingness to disregard the separation of powers by legislating from the bench to re-define clearly understood terms like “sex”. Adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of covered categories in the Civil Rights Act is a function of the legislative branch, not the courts.  No one in their right mind believes that when it enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Congress intended the word “sex” to mean homosexuals and transgenders, although bills have been filed in Congress for years to add those terms to the law yet have never passed. The Court today enacts those failed legislative initiatives by usurping the powers of the Congress.” 

          - Tami Fitzgerald, NC Values Coalition Executive Director


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