Sen. Dan Sullivan is emailing a boilerplate response to those who are concerned about how he might vote on the Equality Act – a bill that would destroy women-only sports, trample religious freedoms and threaten pro-life laws.

Sullivan’s standardized letter begins by thanking constituents for contacting him regarding the Equality Act.

“I appreciate your thoughts on this issue and welcome the opportunity to respond,” he states. He then notes that the Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sexual orientation and gender identity among protected legal classes.

Sullivan’s letter does not go into any detail about the Equality Act and makes no mention of the fact that the legislation would mark the end of female-only sports by allowing males who identify as females to compete with women. His letter also ignores threats to both religious liberties and pro-life laws, which numerous critics of the Equality Act have raised.

The Equality Act would require businesses to officially recognize gender identities and sexual orientations and would ban opposite-sex locker rooms and restrooms.

Instead, Sullivan takes time to praise the June 15, 2020, Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County in which the high court redefined the meaning of biological sex for the purposes of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Rather than affirm the plain meaning of sex (males and females) the court ruled that the term can now refer to sexual orientation or transgender status.

“The principle this decision focused on is one I have long agreed with – that Americans shouldn’t be able to be fired from a job simply because of their religion, race, or sexual orientation,” Sullivan states. “I am committed to the principle of non-discrimination and enforcement of laws providing equality for all Americans.”

If the Equality Act does pass out of the Senate and President Biden signs it into law – as he has promised to do – it would mandate that Americans accommodate and facilitate behavior and events associated with the LGBTQ movement in private establishments, business, health care, entertainment and many other areas. Furthermore, the Equality Act would require businesses with more than 15 employees to affirm and officially recognize gender identities and sexual orientations and would ban opposite-sex locker rooms and restrooms.

Sullivan concludes his standardized letter by acknowledging that the Senate may soon consider the measure.

“I will keep your thoughts in mind should H.R. 5 (Equality Act) reach the Senate floor for a vote,” he writes.

Sullivan regularly touted his pro-life credentials on the campaign trail last year, but both pro-abortion and pro-life advocates note that the language of the Equality Act could easily be used to expand abortion across the nation. It would amend the Civil Rights Act by negating any language that currently allows Congress to withhold federal funding for abortions. The bill could also be used to force healthcare professionals to facilitate abortion on demand, even against their conscience.

Last month, the Equality Act narrowly passed in the House where Rep. Don Young was one of just two representative who refused to vote either way on the measure.

The Watchman has asked Sullivan to clarify his position on the Equality Act. So far, the only response has been to email his boilerplate letter.


  • Click here to contact Sen. Dan Sullivan.
  • Click here to contact Rep. Don Young.
  • Click here to contact Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

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Sen. Sullivan won’t reveal stance on pro-abortion Equality Act that writes transgenderism into civil rights law

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Burt says:

    What do you expect from a Swamp Creature and Traitor who voted to install a Chinese Puppet in the Oval Office?

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    Thank you for the update and also the links that really make it easy to send input.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    Not sure if we are allowed to posts URL’s but this is a really good evaluation and perspective from the Heritage Foundation thar I am ready now.

  • Rhonda Stark says:

    HR 5 chances to violate the rights of everyone, even those being ‘used’ for the purpose of pushing this radical and senseless bill, those suffering from the gender dysphoria epidemic. Not only does this bill politicize medicine, and even parenting, it violates my rights, and everyone else’s, to freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, and free speech. It further empowers our increasingly overbearing federal government to inflict civil or criminal punishments from the federal level for simply not agreeing with the sexual orientation and gender identity ideology. And it is an ideology, a dangerous one, not based on any science. And while those of us who can see the lies and danger know full well how this potential law will hurt our nation, the unsuspecting, indeed suffering from treatable gender dysphoria, again are pushed aside by the rabid left, as pawns thar have now served their purpose, and with the passing of HR5 will have no vehicle for any treatment. How is this a good thing? This is not civil rights, it is a removal of rights and freedom.

  • R says:

    Representative Don You skips the vote. How Brave!
    Senator Dan Sullivan:
    “I will keep your thoughts in mind should H.R. 5 (Equality Act) reach the Senate floor for a vote,”
    Nice stock reply to pull out of his hat. The writing is on the wall!
    About 40 years ago our then Archbishop invited a psychiatrist from California to speak at the retreat house. This speaker told us there were at least 6 sexes. Really great “Catholic” moral leadership from our prelate, huh? No wonder (for the most part) the flock has to now look to qualified, dedicated lay leadership to be instructed in the truth.
    PS. —-then we have the alive and sickly LA Conference to lead the flock to perdition. That’s another story.

  • Lobo says:

    I appears, even more so, that Alaska needs to clean house. The term “swamp” has been shown to be a mild descriptor of that which we face.. Unfortunately, I see no challengers stepping up yet.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Let’s get some God fearing loving people wait a (Male=boy or Female=girl) to run against theses swamp creatures

  • DoneWithIt says:

    Yup – Sullivan is another Squish – a RINO. Don Young skipped the vote in the house – wehich is mindblowing. We all know how Kenai Land Deal Lisa is going to vote. Our “Big 3” are all swamp creatures – at least Lisa is upfront about her beliefs, but we are to dumb to vote her out – Danny and Donny masquerade as “conservatives” but they are Squishy RINO’s.

  • Jim Minnery says:

    Senator Sullivan has a wife and three daughters. Seems hard to imagine he would be okay with them being forced to compete against men in sports, be exposed to men in intimate places like locker rooms, restrooms, and changing rooms and with doctors being forced to perform abortions or lose their jobs. I’d like to think he wasn’t capitulating to the culture or “evolving” like other public figures have in recent times. The form letters his office is sending out are certainly cause for concern. Can’t imagine him doing this BEFORE November 3rd of last year. When people try to make both sides like them, they usually just upset everyone.

  • Therese Syren says:

    “What’s to do?” A) SWAMP Sullivan’s office NOW with the message that Alaskans are finally on effective Watch and if he fails us on this vote we will actively work for his replacement at the first opportunity B) Ask a friend who hasn’t already signed up for monthly donations to the AK Watchman to do so. C) Fasting & prayer. March 19th is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary ; Patron of the Universal Church. The year of St. Joseph began Dec. 8, 2020; the Feast of the Immaculate Conception; the particular Patroness of the United States. Jesus refuses them nothing. “Mary Immaculate, St. Joseph, pray for us!”