Collins says she won’t cosponsor the legislation in 2021 because of unresolved problems in the bill.
Among other issues, the bill guts the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and includes an apparent abortion mandate.
The Economist warned that the Equality Act, a bill establishing “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes in federal law, is too extreme.
The Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sexual identity and gender identity.
In the U.K., judges apply the Equality Act of 2010 inconsistently.