Respect Life Radio

Greg Baylor: Equality Act an assault on religious freedom

June 26, 2019

"The Equality Act is certainly a broadside frontal assault on religious freedom, and specifically, those who hold what are becoming the so-called 'wrong views' about controversial issues like the morality of homosexual behavior, about the definition of marriage, about the distinction between the sexes," said Greg Baylor, senior counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom. "It would impose a Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) nondiscrimination obligation in a whole host of settings. We're talking about businesses, places of public accommodation in their relationships with customers."

Baylor listed other groups that would be affected by the proposed Equality Act: employers, landlords, public schools, private schools, recipients of federal financial assistance, higher education, and many religious social service agencies.