Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2021 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Opponents of the Equality Act warned Wednesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that the legislation could have a far-reaching impact on religious organizations. 

The House passed the Equality Act last month, a bill that would redefine sex discrimination in federal law to include sexual orientation and gender identity. 

The bill’s supporters say it will prevent discrimination against Americans identifying as LGBT. Opponents – which include the U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) – have said it would not only codify gender ideology in federal law, but would also “punish” religious organizations that object to the ideology.

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