It is quite interesting to see how we as humans, full of flaws and finite in our thinking, somehow believe that we know more or are more righteous than God. We compare ourselves with ourselves. This is a huge mistake and misdirection, do not allow a man nor woman, not even those in government, dictate to you what righteousness is. Only God Himself is well equipped to teach you true righteousness.
Jesus is my righteousness and yours but only when you receive Him. Walk with Christ, for it is in Him you will become the righteousness of God. If you walk with people who are unskilled in true righteousness, they will lead you straight into the fiery furnace.
2 Corinthians 10:12-16 (KJV)
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.