Tag Archives: Equality Act

Tony Perkins: Pray Against Pelosi’s LGBT Equality Act

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: The Democrats, who won control of the House of Representatives, voted to elect Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. The liberal Democratic party leader will be second in succession to the President, after Vice President Mike Pence. Pelosi has a reputation for toughness. Despite the checks and balances of a 53-seat Republican majority …

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Anti-LGBT Hate Groups Prep To Battle The Equality Act

From Pat Robertson’s CBN News: With midterm elections quickly approaching, House Democrats are making promises to the LGBTQ community. Officials say they will prioritize anti-discrimination legislation that would establish widespread equal rights protections for LGBTQ individuals. Minority leader Nancy Pelosi said she would introduce the “Equality Act” as one of her first orders of business. Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill told …

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Nancy Pelosi To Make Passage Of LGBT “Equality Act” A Top Priority If Democrats Regain Control Of The House

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: With expectations of a “blue” wave in the congressional mid-terms and good chances Democrats will retake control of the U.S. House, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has signaled that comprehensive LGBT non-discrimination legislation will be a top priority if she becomes speaker. Speaking at an event Tuesday at the John F. Kennedy …

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NFL Prospect: I Was Grilled About My Sexuality

USA Today reports: Former LSU running back Derrius Guice said in an interview Wednesday that one NFL team asked about his sexuality and another inquired if his mother was a prostitute at the NFL Scouting Combine that concluded earlier this week. ‘’It was pretty crazy,” Guice said in an interview on the SiriusXM NFL show Late Hits. “Some people are …

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Democrats Reintroduce LGBT Equality Act [VIDEO]

Via press release: Today, HRC joined with bipartisan lawmakers and an unprecedented number of businesses to announce the re-introduction of the Equality Act — federal legislation that would finally guarantee explicit, permanent protections for LGBTQ people under our nation’s existing civil rights laws. The bipartisan legislation would provide clear and equal protections under federal law for all Americans in vital …

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Democrats To Reintroduce LGBT Equality Act

Via press release:   Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 2 at 11AM ET, members of the U.S. Congress will gather in the Capitol’s Rayburn Room with advocacy leaders and LGBT Americans who have suffered discrimination to announce the re-introduction of historic legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in federal law. The Equality Act would outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or …

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Democrats To Introduce LGBT Equality Act

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed: Democrats in Congress plan to reintroduce legislation this month that would ban LGBT discrimination nationwide, despite facing a conservative majority that’s been generally hostile toward the issue. While the bill has little shot of passage, progressives hope inaction by Republicans can illustrate a chasm between the major political parties as they approach the 2018 mid-term …

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HRC Endorses GOP Co-Sponsors Of Equality Act

Today the Human Rights Campaign endorsed the reelections of nearly two dozen members of the House and Senate. There are only two Republicans on the list, Sen. Mark Kirk and Rep. Bob Dold, both of whom recently became the sole GOP co-sponsors of the Equality Act in each of their chambers. Via press release: “From supporting nationwide marriage equality, to …

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HRC: 60 Major Corporations Endorse Equality Act

The Human Rights Campaign today announced that 60 major corporations have jointly endorsed the Equality Act. Companies on the list include Amazon, Apple, Google, Twitter, IBM, Facebook, Hilton, Hyatt, MasterCard, General Mills, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo. See the full list below. Via press release: Since HRC joined with lawmakers and advocates last July to introduce the Equality Act in Congress, HRC …

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SURVEY: Majority Of Public Backs Equality Act

A survey conducted by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute reveals that a majority of Americans in every state supports the Equality Act, which would ban anti-LGBT discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. From the Human Rights Campaign: Currently, 33 states lack clear, fully inclusive LGBT non-discrimination protections, leaving people at risk for being fired, denied a job or …

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ILLINOIS: Sen. Mark Kirk Becomes First US Senate Republican To Co-Sponsor The Equality Act

Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: “Senator Kirk has once again proven his leadership, by becoming the first Republican Senator to co-sponsor of the Equality Act,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “His support for the Equality Act sends a strong message that fairness and equality are bipartisan values. It also reflects the view of the overwhelming majority of …

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ILLINOIS: Rep. Bob Dold Becomes First Republican Member Of Congress To Endorse The Equality Act

Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: “Bob Dold is showing tremendous leadership today by becoming the first Republican to sign on as a co-sponsor of the Equality Act and we’re thrilled that he’s standing up for our fundamental values of fairness and equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Far too many LGBT people – nearly two thirds – …

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Ryan T. Anderson: Protecting LGBT Americans From Discrimination “Tramples” The Rights Of Christians

Anti-gay activist Ryan T. Anderson has published yet another anti-LGBT screed for the Heritage Foundation. This one is a million words long, so let’s just look at the opening paragraphs: America is dedicated to protecting the freedoms guaranteed under the First Amendment to the Constitution, while respecting citizens’ equality before the law. None of these freedoms is absolute. Compelling governmental …

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BREAKING: White House Backs Equality Act

The Washington Post reports: The White House endorsed legislation Tuesday that would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, plunging into the next front in the national battle over LGBT rights. Speaking to reporters, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the administration “has been reviewing for several weeks” …

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Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: We Can’t Pass The Equality Act Without Big Business

Former Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Seblius has joined the global advisory board of Out Leadership and penned an op-ed for the Guardian in which she calls on corporations to back the Equality Act. She writes: We can’t do this without the support of the business community, which was vital throughout the marriage equality fight and will be no …

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House Panel Blocks Vote On Equality Act [VIDEO]

Yesterday Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) attempted to introduce the Equality Act as an amendment to an anti-union bill before the House Committee On Education & The Workforce. The amendment was blocked by a voice vote of the panel after Rep. David Roe (R-TN) objected on the grounds that the Equality Act is not germane to the main bill. More from …

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BarbWire Headline Of The Day

The “breaking news” is that Paul Ryan voted for ENDA eight years ago, therefore he hates Jesus. Linda Harvey must be on Eugene Delgaudio’s mailing list. She wails: Is this a trick? It’s certainly not a treat. America may be handed a Speaker who will open the door for the “gay” lobby to achieve its fondest dream, even beyond marriage. …

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Hillary Clinton Says Passing The Equality Act Will Be Her “Highest Priority” [VIDEO]

Speaking yesterday at a town hall event at Keene State College in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton spoke about her evolution on same-sex marriage and vowed that passing the Equality Act will be her “highest priority” once elected president. She added, “Marriage isn’t the end of the debate, it’s a step along the path to true equality. You will be able …

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FRC: Ask Jesus To Stop Congress From Using Tax Dollars To Silence Christians With Pro-LGBT Legislation

In their prayer of the day the Family Research Council is once again asking their followers to pray that Christ Almighty stops Congress from using tax dollars to silence Christians with legislation that grants rights to gays that Christians already have: May Christians everywhere wake up to the urgent threat to religious liberty in our nation – and take action! …

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Hillary Clinton Responds To Rand Paul

Yesterday Sen. Rand Paul declared that he has no problem with companies that fire people for being gay. Hillary Clinton responded with a tweeted GIF that captures her now-famous one-word mic-drop during the Democratic debate. BOOM.

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