There’s a language fight brewing with the LGBT lobby over the new trilateral agreement, and — what a surprise — it looks like far-left Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is behind it.
The Hill reports that a group of 38 GOP lawmakers has sent a letter to President Trump over proposed trade deal language meant to prevent sex discrimination. The problem is that the language equates “sexual orientation and gender identity” (SOGI) with sex.
“A trade agreement is no place for the adoption of social policy,” congressmen explained in a the letter dated November 16. “It is especially inappropriate and insulting to our sovereignty to needlessly submit to social policies which the United States Congress has so far explicitly refused to accept.”
“The inclusion of SOGI as part of the definition of ‘sex’ in a trade agreement or the elevation of SOGI to the level of sex will cause unnecessary confusion in future international treaties as well as domestic laws and policies,” the lawmakers conclude. “It sets a dangerous precedent for courts and future Administrations to build upon.”
The language was proposed by Trudeau, who called it a “big win” for the LGBT lobby, Politico reports.
If this issue gets any more traction from the legacy media and the LGBT activist cadre, you can bet your next paycheck that it will be presented in terms of the big, bad Republican congressmen begging the Orange Man™ to further strip away rights from gay and transgender people. The playbook has become pretty predictable.
What will most likely be left out, however, is that American proponents of this kind of policy have had all the time in the world to make this pitch to their fellow citizens and have thus far failed. The American people, via their representatives in Congress, have considered the same kind sort of legislation (the Employee Nondiscrimination Act) in nearly every session since 1994. And they’ve perennially decided against it. Yes, that even includes when Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid were all running the show at the same time.