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    Gay-rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

    On a vote of 61-30, the Senate voted to move ahead on the legislation that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Rare.us | Gay-rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA! Now we need it to pass the House. Hopefully this will not start another shutdown...

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    Re: Gay-rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Redd View Post
    Rare.us | Gay-rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA! Now we need it to pass the House. Hopefully this will not start another shutdown...
    If I remember right, Boehner has said the bill won't even be brought to the floor of the house for a vote.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Gay-rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    If I remember right, Boehner has said the bill won't even be brought to the floor of the house for a vote.
    Republicans really do hate equal rights don't they?

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    Re: Gay-rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Republicans really do hate equal rights don't they?
    I don't think it's that so much as they absolutely refuse to do anything that could be perceived as giving the Democrats a win, because they care more about petty partisanship than doing the right thing.
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    Re: Gay-rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Republicans really do hate equal rights don't they?
    Not as much as they hate frivolous lawsuits.

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    Re: Gay-rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

    Anti-discrimination laws already exist. Some phony Republicans just pandering. It won't become law fortunately.

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    Re: Gay-rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

    Bunk. This bill is an unnecessary waist of time. We should not be creating a special class of citizen. We already have anti discrimination laws that cover race, sex creed etc. Now we must add sexuality???? Give me a break. Next thing you know you will not be able to fire someone for being lazy because it discriminates against lazy people.

    We need less government intervention, not MORE.

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    Re: Gay-rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I don't think it's that so much as they absolutely refuse to do anything that could be perceived as giving the Democrats a win, because they care more about petty partisanship than doing the right thing.
    I get the impression that it's both.

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    Re: Gay-rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Drake McHugh View Post
    Anti-discrimination laws already exist. Some phony Republicans just pandering. It won't become law fortunately.
    No they don't. In 28 states it's perfectly legal to fire someone for their sexuality. Not that you care obviously.

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    Re: Gay-rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

    I hate crap like this because it allows people who get fired or not hired in the first place to play the victim, make assumptions, or speculate as to why any particular establishment isn't employing them.

    If someplace doesn't want your services for whatever reason, tough. Find a place that will.

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