Skip to comments.Ban on Discrimination Against Gays Gains Ground in Senate
Posted on 10/30/2013 12:32:54 PM PDT by lbryce
Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, said Wednesday that he would vote for a nondiscrimination bill that protects gay men, lesbians and transgender people, putting the measure within one vote of gaining the support it needs to overcome a filibuster.
Mr. Manchin was the only Democrat who had not signaled how he would vote. His support means that all 55 members of the Democratic majority are expected to get behind the bill, known as the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which has languished in various forms in Congress for nearly 40 years. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, could bring it to the floor as early as next week.
Theres no way that I could ever not support something that basically bans discrimination, Mr. Manchin said. Theres no way. Its just a fundamental right.
Four Republicans have also expressed support, meaning there are now 59 senators who are on record as favoring the measure. Sixty votes are needed to overcome a filibuster.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Or are the leftists/statists simply saying the usual buzzwords but passing another law that gives more special privileges to a very lucrative constituency of theirs?
I think we know whats happening here.
They will never be quiet until you are in Hell with them forever.
Some people are more “equal” than others and need their own laws.
I was duped into sending the creep money just because he was running against Arlo Sphincter.
Sodomy must be celebrated.
Let the folks in Louisiana know that, Mary Landrieu.
Why use their language? You are normal. If you are straight, then they are bent, warped or crooked.
Gays are not protected from discrimination in employment under federal law. They are in some states, but by no means all.
Now these Democrats and a few RINOS will force down the throats of every Christian a law that will in it self make being a real Christian against the law.
Will Christians be sent to prison for not accepting homosexuality and firing gays from a workplace or refusing to sell products or services to gays?
How can Christians be good Christians if they cannot practice their religion?
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Rarely do I and the NY Times agree but Manchin is a turd.
That’s the whole point of the whole “gay rights” thing.
The left couldn’t give two shakes about the plight of “gay” people.
But they sure are an effective tool to get Christianity criminalized.
And THAT is the goal.
Looks like congress & Obama will soon fix that.
We have already read stories about Christian bakers who have been sued for not wanting to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Now we will see all kinds of prosecutions of Christians who happen to be lawyers, plumbers, cab drivers or doctors who will be prosecuted for standing up for their Christian beliefs and not servicing gays and lesbians.
Christians will not be able to fire employees for being gay.
What happened to the First Amendment?
Philly was doing his typical gay topic interview program with several of homo-land's star activists. This flaming fairy would go into the mostly normal crowd and asked each individual he got to speak with, are you gay or non-gay?
Needless to say, I nearly kicked the TV screen in.
Because you must employ sexual deviants in your workplace, or else you will be sued and have your business destroyed.
Let’s stop pretending that Americans have freedom.
The states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect so-called gay rights. So Congress has no 14th Amendment authority to make laws to protect such “rights.”
Republicans ready to help democrats create another federally recognized and funded victim group with rights and protections superior to lowly common folk who are white, heterosexual or working taxpayers.
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