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ICYMI: Rubio on the Biden Admin’s Plan to Enforce Wokeness in the Workplace

Oct 23, 2023 | Press Releases

The Biden Admin’s Plan to Enforce Wokeness in the Workplace

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

October 23, 2023

Washington Stand

At the beginning of this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed new guidance that would require virtually every employee in the United States to embrace his or her colleagues’ self-described sexuality, gender identity, and “reproductive rights”….

“Mis-gendering” a coworker? Illegal. Denying a man who says he is a woman access to the women’s restroom? Illegal. Publicly expressing a biblical view of marriage? Illegal. Disputing an employer’s decision to offer paid leave for abortions? Illegal….

This is the exact opposite of what the [1964 Civil Rights Act’s] original advocates intended…. Sadly, the Left has long since parted ways with the likes of those historic reformers. It is now up to conservatives, whose adherents still stand for reason and authentic tolerance, rather than fanaticism and bigotry—to guard their legacy.

This will require activism. Like the leaders of the civil rights movement before them, conservatives must build a consensus that demanding wokeness in the workplace is deeply wrong and profoundly un-American….

A lot of litigation will also be required. The U.S. Supreme Court made the new EEOC guidance possible when it insanely ruled…that biological sex and “sexual orientation and gender identity” are all of a piece….

Finally, overturning the new EEOC guidance will require oversight and legislation…. My Lifting Local Communities Act, for example, would establish legal protections for faith-based organizations. If enacted, religious groups would be free to apply for and receive federal grants without being pressured to abandon or renounce their deeply held beliefs….

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