Congressional Democrats To Introduce Federal LGBT Rights Bill

Hell Freezing over.

 

Congressional Democrats said Monda said that they will push and introduce federal legislation to prevent discrimination against gays and lesbians in states that lack broad non-discrimination laws.

Via USA Today:

It’s time for Congress to weigh in on what is happening across the country,” said Rep. Steve Israel of New York, who heads the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. “The recent examples of legislation in Indiana and Arkansas are not where we are as a country. It’s not who we are as Americans. And Congress needs to lead on this.” .” “In the wake of the backlash of Indiana’s misguided law, it is clear that the vast majority of Americans oppose this type of discrimination,” Democratic Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana said Monday. Carson plans to introduce a nonbinding resolution this week expressing lawmakers’ view that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people should be protected from discrimination in the workplace, businesses, schools and elsewhere.

Carson plans to introduce a nonbinding resolution this week expressing lawmakers’ view that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people should be protected from discrimination in the workplace, businesses, schools and elsewhere.

The resolution is intended as a prelude to legislation to be introduced later this spring by Rep. David Cicilline, D-Rhode Island.

The bill Cicilline plans to introduce will be a broad civil rights measure, fashioned after the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It would protect the LGBT community from discrimination in housing, public spaces, schools, the workplace and other areas. So far there has been no mention of any religious exemptions and how exactly the Democrats plan to pass such an pro=lgbt legislation in the Republican controlled House and Senate.

Ever notice how the Democrats never introduce legislation like this when they are in control of Congress?

Feel good Dem Legislature that has no chance in hell of passing.  Good PR for the upcoming 2016 elections though.

#JustSaying

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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