Christendom College

Alumna Discusses New Equality Act on National TV

January 7, 2019

Alumna Monica Burke (’17) hit the national media spotlight this past week, making an appearance on EWTN News Nightly to discuss dangers to religious freedom in the United States.

Burke, who works at the Heritage Foundation, offered insights into the new “Equality Act” recently introduced into the House of Representatives, which would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list protected by Civil Rights law.

“This act simply doesn’t deliver on its name,” says Burke. “The Equality Act ultimately perpetuates inequality by forcing people to violate their consciences by putting people into compromising positions that violate their privacy rights and their safety.”

Burke is a research assistant at the Heritage Foundation, after earning her B.A. in philosophy, summa cum laude, from Christendom. While at the school, Burke was president of the Cincinnatus League, an Intercollegiate Studies Institute society, the chairman of the college’s Chester-Belloc Debate Society, the arts and culture editor for the student magazine The Rambler, and a student ambassador. Burke was also awarded Christendom’s Outstanding Philosophy Major Award at the end of her senior year.

Watch the full interview with Burke here.