Let’s debunk some homophobic claims about the Equality Act

The White House is illuminated in celebration after the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

The White House is illuminated in celebration after the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Evan Vucci, AP

The White House is illuminated in celebration after the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.Evan Vucci, AP

The White House is illuminated in celebration after the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

195 Congressional Democrats have just proposed a bill called the Equality Act that would officially close the “big gay loophole” in the Civil Rights Act (passed in 1964), effectively barring discrimination against LGBTs in public accommodations, educational institutions, the workplace, and in matters of housing. Right now, there’s only one group objecting to this bill — the people who want to discriminate against LGBTs.

These fokls have cooked up several reasons why the loophole should be kept open and discrimination should continue forever. In the video below, Matt Baume knocks down these (truly) crazy excuses one by one:

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