History in the making as US House passes LGBTQ Equality Act

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History in the making as US House passes LGBTQ Equality Act

#1 Post by TrueTexan » Fri May 17, 2019 5:15 pm

The U.S, House of Representatives Friday afternoon passed the long-awaited Equality Act, 236-173.

The legislation would expand the Civil Rights Act and the Housing Act to include protections for LGBTQ people in essential areas including employment, housing, banking and credit, education, public accommodations, federally-funded programs, and jury service.

After a few short hours of debate, Democrats voted overwhelmingly for the bill.

The legislation now gets sent to the Senate. It is expected Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will never bring it to the floor.

But now Democrats have Republicans on the record for where they stand on equality, and can use that in the 2020 elections to help them keep the House. The Equality Act is extremely popular nationwide.
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/watch- ... ality-act/

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#2 Post by senorgrand » Fri May 17, 2019 5:32 pm

Wow...dems did something other than wring their hands and take campaign contributions?

Well done!
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#3 Post by featureless » Fri May 17, 2019 5:39 pm

senorgrand wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:32 pm
Wow...dems did something other than wring their hands and take campaign contributions?

Well done!
+1. And it's in the can for whenever we get control again to pass it.

We should be doing the same for healthcare, DACA, immigration, education, environment, etc. Instead, Diane is rerererererereintroducing Assault Weapon Bans.

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#4 Post by senorgrand » Fri May 17, 2019 5:44 pm

featureless wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:39 pm
senorgrand wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:32 pm
Wow...dems did something other than wring their hands and take campaign contributions?

Well done!
+1. And it's in the can for whenever we get control again to pass it.

We should be doing the same for healthcare, DACA, immigration, education, environment, etc. Instead, Diane is rerererererereintroducing Assault Weapon Bans.
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#5 Post by Bisbee » Fri May 17, 2019 5:52 pm

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#6 Post by YankeeTarheel » Fri May 17, 2019 6:25 pm

DOA in the Senate. McConnell won't even schedule a vote. That's how he's now exerting vice-regal power in the Senate and his fellow ReEunuchans don't have the will or desire to over-ride him. Evil triumphs when those who can stop him do....nothing.
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#7 Post by senorgrand » Fri May 17, 2019 6:32 pm

By passing legislation like this, democrats are showijg America what they would do as the Party In Power.

Legislation like this is more important than investigating Trump, which I think only leads to his reelection.
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#8 Post by featureless » Fri May 17, 2019 6:48 pm

senorgrand wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:32 pm
By passing legislation like this, democrats are showijg America what they would do as the Party In Power.

Legislation like this is more important than investigating Trump, which I think only leads to his reelection.
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#9 Post by YankeeTarheel » Fri May 17, 2019 7:14 pm

senorgrand wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:32 pm
By passing legislation like this, democrats are showijg America what they would do as the Party In Power.

Legislation like this is more important than investigating Trump, which I think only leads to his reelection.
The idea that the more it's revealed what a sociopathic, klepto-criminal Trump is, the more it enhances his chances of re-election says the American Dream, the American Experiment, is now officially dead and the Constitution can go on the scrap heap of obsolete codes, along with the Code of Hammurabi. Even the Magna Carta is still part of English Common Law. A Democratic Republic cannot survive when the people prefer a dictator, especially a criminal one who doesn't even PRETEND to be a patriot.
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#10 Post by senorgrand » Fri May 17, 2019 7:33 pm

by definition, he's not a dictator if a majority of voters choose him over candidate x
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#11 Post by YankeeTarheel » Fri May 17, 2019 7:58 pm

senorgrand wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:33 pm
by definition, he's not a dictator if a majority of voters choose him over candidate x
Yeah, and Putin regularly polls 70%...and we ALL believe the Russian votes are counted honestly....by the Tooth Faery and The Ghost of Lenin!
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#12 Post by K9s » Sat May 18, 2019 12:44 am

I can only hope that the self-declared Grim Reaper (McConnell) will show the country that the GOP is just Sith Kratocracy (*Star Wars reference).

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#13 Post by highdesert » Sat May 18, 2019 9:12 am

A nice gesture, but even without McConnell it would have been an uphill fight in the Senate and Donnie probably would have vetoed it. It built on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that passed in 2006 when Dems held the House, but died in the Senate after W threatened to veto it. Sexual orientation is not a protected class under federal law.
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Re: History in the making as US House passes LGBTQ Equality Act

#14 Post by shinzen » Sat May 18, 2019 9:52 am

senorgrand wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:32 pm
By passing legislation like this, democrats are showijg America what they would do as the Party In Power.

Legislation like this is more important than investigating Trump, which I think only leads to his reelection.
This. People will turn out for a vision of the future and when they see a viable and hopeful path forward. "the other guy" voting depresses turn out and didn't do so well in the last election.
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#15 Post by Bang » Mon May 20, 2019 1:22 am

senorgrand wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:32 pm
Wow...dems did something other than wring their hands and take campaign contributions?

Well done!
Only because they know there's no chance this passes the Senate. They get to pat themselves on the back while doing nothing.

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#16 Post by Bisbee » Mon May 20, 2019 3:00 am

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