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Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:07 PM

Democrats introduce LGBTQ Equality Act in House and Senate - make clear Biden has 'made it a priorit

Source: Rawstory

The Equality Act remains a much-needed tool in the protection of LGBTQ people, women, and other minorities, because 29 states still do not protect these people in all areas, including employment, education, credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations, as Rep. Cicilline said in a statement Thursday.

“In 2021, every American should be treated with respect and dignity," Cicilline says in a press release. “Yet, in most states, LGBTQ people can be discriminated against because of who they are, or who they love. It is past time for that to change. I'm proud to introduce the Equality Act today, and I look forward to continuing to work with Senator Merkley to get this bill signed into law."

In 2019 the Equality Act passed the House in a historic 236-173 bipartisan vote. But then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) refused to even allow it to be taken up in a committee.

“All of us go to work and school, go home, and go shopping, and none of us should have to keep our families hidden or pretend to be someone we're not to do those things," Merkley added. “But in 29 states, Americans can still be evicted, be thrown out of a restaurant, or be denied a loan because of who they are or whom they love. We all love the vision of America as a land of freedom and equality, but are we willing to take the steps to make that vision closer to reality? Let's make 2021 the year the Equality Act crosses the finish line and is signed into law by President Biden."

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/democrats-introduce-lgbtq-equality-act-in-house-and-senate-make-clear-biden-has-made-it-a-priority/

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Lunabell Feb 18 OP
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msongs Feb 18 #2
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Response to Lunabell (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:18 PM

1. Anybody who votes against that is going to hell.

God told me so.

Mitch McConnell is most certainly going to hell.

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Response to Lunabell (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:29 PM

2. oh look is that utah mitt co-sponsoring it lol nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 09:23 AM

4. Yep.

as I understand it, he has also inserted a clause allowing a religious exception to this bill. I am not in favor of any bill of this nature when it has hidden loopholes in it. So, this legislation is not worth one plugged nickel if that clause is in it.

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Thu Feb 18, 2021, 11:34 PM

3. K&R

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