House Passes GlobalHomo Bill
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The Biden regime has just taken another huge step in turning the USA into the world police arm of the militant LGBTQ+ lobby.
The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bill that would allow the Biden administration to sanction foreign individuals who oppose LGBT “rights” - and six Republicans shamefully joined the Democrats to ram it into law. Republican congressman, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, co-sponsored the bill with more than 70 Democrats. Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine sponsored a Senate version. Along with Fitzpatrick, the six House Republicans who voted for the GRA include Reps. John Katko and Tom Reed of New York, Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Rep. Maria Salazar of Florida, and Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan.
With the help of the liberal Republicans, the so-called Global Respect Act (GRA) cleared the House in a 227-206 vote last Wednesday.
The GRA would empower the White House to impose visa bans on foreigners deemed responsible for or “complicit” in violations of “internationally recognized human rights” against people who identify as “LGBTQI.” The broadly-worded bill, which applies to private citizens, defines violations as “cruel and degrading treatment” and “flagrant denial” of the right to “liberty,” among other things.
The findings of the bill overtly take aim at laws in dozens of countries that prohibit sodomy and other homosexual activity, as well as “policies or laws that would further target LGBTQI individuals.” More than 70 nations, including much of Africa and the Middle East, currently ban homosexual acts.
Individuals sanctioned under the GRA and their immediate family would be unable to enter the United States and would be ineligible for U.S. visas. The bill would also require the U.S. State Department to designate a senior officer to track restrictions of “fundamental freedoms” “based on actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex characteristics.” And the measure urges the White House to “impose additional targeted sanctions” through existing means.
Pro-family and religious freedom advocates have strongly criticised the Global Respect Act, warning that the bill would allow bureaucrats to target overseas Christians and other individuals who oppose the LGBT agenda abroad.
“The far Left frequently asserts that even the failure to affirm someone’s sexual orientation and gender identity is a denial of human rights,” wrote Arielle Del Turco of Family Research Council. “If that’s how the State Department would interpret the Global Respect Act, then foreign individuals such as pastors, teachers, judges, journalists, or private citizens voicing opinions rooted in their faith are at risk of being victimized by this bill.
The Biden White House released a statement endorsing the bill last week. The statement also celebrated the administration’s “historic actions” to advance “LGBTQI+ equality,” such as flying the “Pride” flag at U.S. embassies, and again called on the Senate to pass the radical Equality Act.