In 2020, we’re still dealing with Same-Sex discrimination even when the Nation is trying to pull itself together in these desperate times. 40 Republicans voted against the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ( FFCRA) on Saturday.
Rep. Andy Biggs was one of them. On a radio program produced by the Family Research Council (FRC), he said, “Two provisions that have nothing to do with the coronavirus are basically thrown into this thing and that’s just par for the course for the left.”
One of the provisions Biggs mentioned was the bill’s definition of a committed relationship under the provision for paid sick days.
“They’ve redefined family for the first time in a piece of federal legislation to include committed relationships and the problem with that of course is it’s really hard to define a committed relationship,” Biggs said.
The bill defines committed relationships as a relationship between two individuals 18 or older in which they share responsibility for their common welfare as the other’s sole domestic partner. The definition goes on to clarify that it includes individuals of the same sex whose relationship is granted legal recognition as a civil union or domestic partnership. “Child,” meanwhile, was defined as any “biological, foster, or adopted child, a stepchild, a child of a domestic partner, a legal ward, or a child of a person standing in loco parentis.”The Hill
We’re at the moment in our history when we shouldn’t have to worry about homophobia getting in the way of receiving help from anyone. The entire world is in need, and congressman Andy Biggs is worried about God being upset if votes to help same-sex couples make it through this global pandemic.