Like many modern social justice movements, the LGBTQ+ movement was born as a response to real injustice in society. Historically, people who are sexually attracted to members of their own sex or who experience confusion or discomfort with their biological gender have been the victims of injustice, sometimes gross injustice and maltreatment.
Even today, people who identify as gay or lesbian still suffer discrimination. Many are shunned by family and friends once they “come out” and some are ostracized by their communities or may face unjust discrimination and true harassment in their place of employment.
Those people of good will among the sponsors and supporters of the so-called “Equality” Act no doubt wanted to address some of these problems with this legislation.
However, every action has consequences.