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Tue Jun 21, 2022, 06:57 PM

House passes bill revising US code to clarify that women, LGBTQ individuals can be president

Source: The Hill

The House passed a bill on Tuesday that seeks to revise federal law and clarify that women and LGBTQ Americans can be president of the United States.

The legislation, dubbed the 21st Century President Act, passed by voice vote. It also passed the House by voice vote in the last Congress.

The bill specifically takes issue with a portion of U.S. code that pertains to threats against presidents, former presidents and certain other individuals. As currently written, the statute defines “immediate family” as “the wife of a former President during his lifetime, the widow of a former President until her death or remarriage, and minor children of a former President until they reach sixteen years of age.”

But under the legislation that passed on Tuesday, that language would change to “the spouse of a former President during a former President’s lifetime, the surviving spouse of a former President until the surviving 10 spouse’s death or remarriage.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/3531822-house-passes-bill-revising-us-code-to-clarify-that-women-lgbtq-individuals-can-be-president/

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demmiblue Tuesday OP
intheflow Tuesday #1
electric_blue68 Wednesday #3
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 09:23 PM

1. I'm so grateful someone thought of this.

What a time to be alive. 😕 JFC.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 06:27 PM

3. Hoooo, boy...

seems "The 21st Century" needs some more kick
into the 21st Century - amirite?! 🙄😑

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 09:31 PM

2. I don't know if it'll pass the Senate

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