Tag Archives: Mike Lee

Liberty Counsel Yanks Support For “Trojan Horse” Anti-LGBT Bill Because It Implies Same-Sex Marriage Is Real

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: Senator Mike Lee has revised and hijacked the language of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which was originally designed to protect the free exercise of religion. The result is a Trojan horse that will do more harm than good. Liberty Counsel can no longer support FADA. FADA was sponsored and introduced by ...

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BREAKING: GOP Resurrects “First Amendment Defense Act” To Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination Nationwide

The Hill reports: A group of 22 GOP senators is reintroducing a controversial measure that would protect opponents of same-sex marriage from federal actions intended to curb discrimination. The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) would bar the federal government from taking any action against individuals who discriminate against same-sex couples or others based on “a sincerely held religious belief.” The ...

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Two GOP Senators Revoke Endorsements Of Moore

Talking Points Memo reports: Two Republican senators rescinded their endorsements of Alabama Senate candidate (R) Roy Moore late Friday night over reports that he’d pursued relationships with multiple teenage women. “Having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the US Senate,” ...

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GOP Senator Behind Multiple Anti-LGBT Bills To Roy Moore: Stop Money Begging With My Name And Face

The Hill reports: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has requested to be removed from Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore’s fundraising pitches after a Thursday report from the Washington Post detailed accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct between a 32-year-old Moore and a minor from decades ago. Moore released a fundraising pitch featuring Lee on Thursday just hours after the Washington Post ...

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UTAH: Mormon Church, GOP Lawmakers, And Sen. Mike Lee Back Anti-Gay Colorado Baker In SCOTUS Briefs

Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: Nearly all of the Utah State Senate has signed on in support of a Colorado shop who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in a case now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah [photo], ...

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BREAKING: Obamacare Repeal Dead In US Senate

Politico reports: Republican Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran said Monday night they will join two other senators to oppose the Obamacare repeal bill, dooming the GOP initiative in the Senate. Republican leaders could only afford to lose two senators on the procedural motion to start debate on the bill. Lee and Moran would join Sens. Susan Collins and Rand ...

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Republicans To Re-Introduce Bill To Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination Nationwide Because Donald Trump

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed: Sen. Mike Lee of Utah will reintroduce a bill next year to protect people and corporations that hold a religious objection to same-sex marriage, a spokesman for his office told BuzzFeed News, adding that the political climate amid Donald Trump’s presidency will give the legislation a better shot at advancing than it had the past ...

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GOP Sen. Mike Lee: Trump Must Step Aside [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), one of very few Republican senators who never endorsed Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, called tonight for the nominee to “step aside” and asked conservatives to find a new candidate. Echoing many Republicans who see Trump handing the presidency to Hillary Clinton, Lee said that the candidate’s insults of women were distracting from ...

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Trump Names Anti-LGBT Republican Sen. Mike Lee To New List Of Potential US Supreme Court Nominees

But Lee claims he doesn’t want the job. Via Politico: Utah Sen. Mike Lee on Friday swiftly shot down the idea that he would accept a nomination to the Supreme Court from Donald Trump. “Sen Lee already has the job he wants which is why he is campaigning to represent the great people of Utah again this year,” Lee spokesman ...

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LIVE VIDEO: 2016 GOP Clown Car Revue

Rep. Steve King is holding his 2016 GOP Clown Car Revue in Iowa today and pretty much every right wing crackpot contender is there. The Des Moines Register is running a live stream and things are just now kicking off.

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GOP Rep. Randy Weber Reintroduces Bill To Ban Feds From Recognizing Out-Of-State Same-Sex Marriages

With the intent of preventing Texas gays from bringing home their filthy marriage rights, yesterday Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) reintroduced the State Marriage Defense Act, which would ban the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages conducted outside of the state in which the couple resides. Weber first introduced the bill in January 2014, but it died in a House subcommittee ...

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Human Rights Campaign Inducts 19 Members Of Congress Into Hall Of Shame

The Human Rights Campaign today announced the induction of 19 member of Congress into its Hall Of Shame for anti-LGBT actions. “If you want to understand why LGBT equality has hit a roadblock in Congress, you don’t need to look any further than these leaders of anti-LGBT obstruction and animus,” said David Stacy, HRC’s Government Affairs Director. “These members go ...

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Teabagger Senators Cruz & Lee Introduce Bill To Ban Feds From Recognizing Out-Of-State Same-Sex Marriages

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Teabagistan) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Teabagistan) today jointly introduced a bill that limits the federal government to only recognizing same-sex marriages that are conducted legally in the state where the married couple resides. Last month a similar House bill, written by the Family Research Council, was introduced by Rep. Randy Weber. From Cruz’s website: “I support traditional ...

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