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Sun Jun 20, 2021, 08:03 AM

 

The push for LGBTQ civil rights stalls in the Senate as advocates search for Republican support

The push for LGBTQ civil rights stalls in the Senate as advocates search for Republican support
Washington Post

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While Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) hinted at a potential action this month — the annual LGBTQ Pride Month — Senate aides and advocates say there are no immediate plans to vote on the Equality Act, which would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the protected classes of the 1964 Civil Rights Act alongside race, color, religion and national origin.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), one of two openly gay senators, said that she has quietly been lobbying Republican colleagues on the issue and that there has been only “incremental progress,” though efforts are continuing.

“So long as negotiations are productive and we’re making progress, I think we should hold off” on a vote, she said. “There may be a time where there’s an impasse. I’m still trying to find 10 Republicans.

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This is the big one. It would be like the 1964 Civil Rights Act for gays.

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Reply The push for LGBTQ civil rights stalls in the Senate as advocates search for Republican support (Original post)
Passenger Jun 2021 OP
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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Sun Jun 20, 2021, 08:13 AM

1. Anti-trans activism has motivated people against LGBT rights

In the United kingdom, groups associated with JK Rowling have successfully insured that conversion therapy is legal and covered by national health service, after they became angry at trans people and decided to start their own fake gay rights group called The LGB Alliance, which opposes adoption by same-sex couples opposes gay marriage, and as opposed to workplace protections for LGBT people.

There are a fair number of Americans who now are becoming anti-gay because the new demand is that gay and lesbian people must repudiate gender non-conforming communities in order to be accepted by the heterosexual power elite.

The lukewarm support of heterosexual liberals and progressives for LGBT rights is a gigantic problem in the UK and in the US.

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Response to Dalton555 (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 20, 2021, 09:11 AM

2. Excellent analysis. n/t

 

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Sun Jun 20, 2021, 09:48 AM

3. Why in the hell is it stalled? We need to get it on the floor.

Republicans need to be forced to take these votes now!

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 20, 2021, 11:53 AM

4. Perhaps even Democrats are not 100%?

 

I hate to say it, but this is possible.
Some sort of nitpicking about specific provisions perhaps?

LBJ style "jawboning" needed?

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