Congressman David N. Cicilline has introduced the Equality Act, which will codify sex stereotypes into law as a protected characteristic called “gender identity.” “Gender identity” is defined as “the gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, regardless of the individual’s designated sex at birth.”

The Equality Act does NOT define “gender,” and this definition of “gender identity” is only understood in the context of a sexist culture that associates certain traits with “being a woman” or “being a man.” It is shameful that Cicilline is promoting a conservative agenda under the guise of “helping” Women and Girls, as Women and Girls have been the primary victims of “gender identity” laws.