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House Passes Equality Act
The Daily Signal ^ | May 17, 2019 | Rachel del Guidice

Posted on 05/17/2019 5:28:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The House voted 236-173 Friday to pass Democrats’ Equality Act, pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“This is not about tolerance,” Pelosi said in a video posted to Twitter. “This is about respect for our LGBTQ communities, this is about taking pride.”

“We won the fight in the House today, and we will continue until we see these protections become law,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., tweeted moments after the bill passed.

The bill, which is not expected to pass the Senate due to its Republican majority, adds sexual orientation and gender identity to characteristics—race, color, religion, sex, or national origin—protected from discrimination under the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

It received unanimous support from House Democrats and eight votes from Republicans, namely Reps. Susan Brooks of Indiana, Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Will Hurd of Texas, John Katko of New York, Tom Reed of New York, Elise Stefanik of New York, and Greg Walden of Oregon.

By inserting sexual orientation and gender identity into current anti-discrimination law, the bill would make hospitals and doctors vulnerable to litigation “if they don’t follow the medical recommendations of the transgender movement,” Emilie Kao, director of The Heritage Foundation’s DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, wrote in a January commentary.

If passed, the Equality Act would hurt women by “dismantling sex-specific facilities, sports, and other female-only spaces,” The Heritage Foundation’s explainer stated, as well as compromise the work of charities, if they were unwilling to open up sex-specific areas, such as bathrooms and housing, to anyone based on gender identity, not sex.

The explainer also said that parents’ rights could be affected by the Equality Act.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailysignal.com ...


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8 Republicans voted for this crap.
1 posted on 05/17/2019 5:28:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 100American; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

PING!


2 posted on 05/17/2019 5:28:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The Modern Democrat Party: America's largest hate group.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“This is about respect for our LGBTQ communities, this is about taking pride.”

Anybody who has respect for and/or takes pride in sexual perversion should be confined to a mental hospital immediately.


3 posted on 05/17/2019 5:31:11 PM PDT by dsc (Our system of government cannot survive one-party control of communications.)
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Not gonna happen...


4 posted on 05/17/2019 5:31:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

These Republicans have no fear of the Lord and Mr. Nadler evidently didn’t go to Sunday School. We are treading on thin ice in this country. God will NOT be mocked.


5 posted on 05/17/2019 5:32:27 PM PDT by Maudeen (Remember . . . Jesus is already in all of your tomorrows.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

...not now...


6 posted on 05/17/2019 5:32:39 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

DOA in the Senate and POTUS’ desk.


7 posted on 05/17/2019 5:34:29 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The whole purpose of this is to criminalize Christianity and to be able to jail Christians as haters.


8 posted on 05/17/2019 5:45:36 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Brian Fitzpatrick.
And his boyfriend, Patrick Fitzbrian.

CC


9 posted on 05/17/2019 5:53:40 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (My cats are more amusing than 200 channels worth of TV)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
If passed, the Equality Act would hurt women by “dismantling sex-specific facilities, sports, and other female-only spaces,” The Heritage Foundation’s explainer stated, as well as compromise the work of charities, if they were unwilling to open up sex-specific areas, such as bathrooms and housing, to anyone based on gender identity, not sex.

I would propose a rule that anyone with a penis cannot use female-only facilities.....now does that not make sense!?

I would not be as inclined to require the opposite, as certain problems just don't exist.

10 posted on 05/17/2019 5:55:08 PM PDT by Bobalu (12 diet Cokes and a fried chicken...)
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“This is about respect for our LGBTQ communities, this is about taking pride.”

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11 posted on 05/17/2019 6:05:16 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

One-house bill. The Senate will take it up right after President Trump and Vice President Pence resign from office.


12 posted on 05/17/2019 6:13:20 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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Maybe this is the whole game with the tranny movement. The L’s G’s and B’s are OK in a lot of folks books on the right these days (obviously not all, but substantial portions and enough in the mainstream these days that most elected Republicans wouldn’t outright say that they were forcing a fight against gay marriage any more.)

gay rights have mostly been won by the left, but the left still needs them as an issue. If not for transgendered folk, these equality measures would have passed with large majorities and their value as a leftist voting bloc reduced considerably.


13 posted on 05/17/2019 6:25:02 PM PDT by jz638
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Yup. This pathetic piece of legislation isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. They are more concerned with the rights of sexual deviants than millions of (some breathing) babies being slaughtered. The next time I hear, “It’s for the children,” someone should ask the question, “Aren’t babies children?”

Thank God these assholes were not around in 1941. They would have welcomed the Japs into their homes.

14 posted on 05/17/2019 6:27:35 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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Leftists want to control every aspect of your lives and if they can not, they want you dead.

JoMa


15 posted on 05/17/2019 6:28:51 PM PDT by joma89
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Tolerance for people for are “different” I can understand, but PRIDE???


16 posted on 05/17/2019 6:54:04 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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This is serious stuff. I was at a political meeting recently and an endocrinologist was there. He testified that he does hormonal therapy for transgender children because if he didn’t that would be the end of his career, after college, med school, and specialization. He has a choice that is really no choice.


17 posted on 05/17/2019 7:49:35 PM PDT by firebrand
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“Pride” is for people who don’t really have pride in who they are. If you’re really proud, in the good sense, you don’t have to say it.


18 posted on 05/17/2019 7:51:15 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

If I ever say “white pride,” shoot me.


19 posted on 05/17/2019 7:52:11 PM PDT by firebrand
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Yeah, well one of them is speaking at a Law School Graduation in Oregon tomorrow...puke. Lucky, I got out of going.


20 posted on 05/17/2019 7:56:43 PM PDT by goodnesswins (White Privilege EQUALS Self Control & working 50-80 hrs/wk for 40 years!)
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