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Senate Approves Gay Rights Bill
Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2013 | Ed O'Keefe

Posted on 11/07/2013 1:27:46 PM PST by lbryce

The Senate passed historic gay rights legislation Thursday to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace, another victory for the gay rights movement that has been gaining favor in the courts and electoral politics.

Senators voted 64 to 32 to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

The vote marked the first time lawmakers had approved legislation to advance gay rights since repealing the military’s ban on gay men and lesbians in uniform in late 2010 and came two days after Illinois became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Just four months ago the U.S. Supreme Court sanctioned federal recognition of legally married gay couples.

“Let freedom ring,” Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), the bill’s chief sponsor, said shortly before the vote.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2percentpopulation; bhohomosexualagenda; enda; gameover; gays; gaysenate; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; lawrencevtexas; obama; zot
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So, what exactly do the voters, constituencies, gain with this two-party system? Isn't the opposing party supposed to, uh, oppose? Where one supposedly committed to resisting the very tide in which the social malaise continues to grow, feed off the decadence, effluence from the overflowing sewage that is the liberal left-wing way of life as harbinger to the end of society as we know it. Hey, I've got two words to say in reaction to these Republican Party poopers.

Game Over.

“Let freedom ring,” Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), the bill’s chief sponsor, said shortly before the vote.

Let Freedom Ring? Let Freedom Ring??

What sort of freedom is that?. The freedom to violate every societal norm, the freedom to commit all sorts of depravity, freedom to co-opt, corrupt the natural way of things. The freedom to indulge in lascivious behavior and worse...

If these people are celebrating freedom, the rest of us will never be free.

1 posted on 11/07/2013 1:27:46 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Big deal. It’ll go nowhere in the House.


2 posted on 11/07/2013 1:28:41 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: lbryce

You can still refuse them a job because they are Democrats.


3 posted on 11/07/2013 1:30:57 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Hope your right.


4 posted on 11/07/2013 1:30:58 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: lbryce

DOA in the House.


5 posted on 11/07/2013 1:31:17 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

So glad we still control that. This is going to go along with the 90% of bills in our history that are passed by one chamber, and not even brought up in the other.

Let Merkley make his doofus remarks. The fact is, we still have a constitution.


6 posted on 11/07/2013 1:36:06 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: lbryce
Now that the ObamaScare plan is running smoothly, employment is at peak levels and the O'conomy is healthy and robust, the Senate has
time to get back to the important business of using Political Correctness to splinter Americans into more and more protected victim groups.


7 posted on 11/07/2013 1:44:04 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Viennacon

So who were the idiot Republicans who voted for this disgusting bill? Dem majority isn’t that huge.

Are the faggies that powerful or does the 98% majority just let them act that way?


8 posted on 11/07/2013 1:47:05 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Iron Munro

Yeah, the world’s most deliberative body, the one that couldn’t find the time to hold hearings on Obamacare slavery, polishes its self image by forcing freaks and perverts on the rest of us.


9 posted on 11/07/2013 1:48:20 PM PST by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention is our only hope to restore republican freedom.)
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To: lbryce

Now businesses are forced to hire Happy People and Jolly Good Fellows!

But HOMOSEXUALS are still deviants who can be ignored.


10 posted on 11/07/2013 1:49:16 PM PST by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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11 posted on 11/07/2013 1:52:17 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: lbryce

NEXT ON THE SENATE AGENDA:

Federally mandated and subsidized Glory Holes in all restrooms.


12 posted on 11/07/2013 1:52:47 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Timber Rattler
I'd like to see a list of the 32 senators who stood up to the pink mafia.

Just as an aside, another plant in our company recently found cause to dismiss one of these gender confused freaks. They basically has to give himit hisits' own private privy because heit might have sued them if he'dit'd been told to use the men's room. And the genuine ladies might have sued if they were forced to share the facilities with a one manperson freak show.

In the interim, a solution was created by turning the visitors ladies room into hisits' own private privy and escorting real women visitors who needed to use the facilities to the employee women's room.

There wasn't anything heit was contributing that justified the expense of creating and maintaining this situation.

13 posted on 11/07/2013 1:54:15 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: lbryce

CELEBRATE PERVERSITY!


14 posted on 11/07/2013 1:56:11 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: lbryce

This is just a way to get the Reps on the record so they can use it against them in 2014 or 2016. With everything else facing this country, it shows why the Senate is a failed institution.


15 posted on 11/07/2013 1:56:30 PM PST by kabar
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Intrinsically crap law written and supported by idiots.


16 posted on 11/07/2013 1:57:36 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

I don’t know, there are several RINOs in the House who would vote for it in a minute. It depends if Boehner allows it for a floor vote or not. If he allows it, it will get 100% Rat approval and enough RINOs to pass.


17 posted on 11/07/2013 1:58:09 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: kabar
This is just a way to get the Reps on the record so they can use it against them in 2014 or 2016.

Agree.

18 posted on 11/07/2013 2:04:37 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: lbryce

The only thing this bill will do is open up more lawsuits and force Christian-based businesses to not refuse to hire homos.

Employers don’t give a crap about your personal stuff if you do a good job. Period.


19 posted on 11/07/2013 2:05:10 PM PST by woweeitsme
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To: lbryce

and when elections come around we are told RINO’s are our friends


20 posted on 11/07/2013 2:07:33 PM PST by GeronL
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To: lbryce

The Marxist Senate wants to force every Christian church in America OUT of existence.


21 posted on 11/07/2013 2:09:16 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: lbryce

they want special rights

amazing they are focused on this with everything else thats happening


22 posted on 11/07/2013 2:11:47 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Vigilanteman

The ones who supported the bill include Coone, Flake, Collins, Portman, Ayotte, Toomey, Hatch, McCain, Heller, Kirk and Murkowski. No surprises as far as I’m concerned.

Not voting Barraso, Coburn and Sessions


23 posted on 11/07/2013 2:12:39 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I still sent email to both jacks in the Senate and to Rep. Tipton in the House. Both Jacks in the Senate supported it.I wrote that it is Socialism and un-American.I told Tipton the same.I reminded them that Blackstone, Locke, and James Wilson to name three from American history believed when human laws contradict Gods Law /the Laws of Nature/or Revealed Law then human law is in error.It is a violation of Gods Law for government to dictate who one can hire —or fire For a man has property rights that come from God that tell him what he can do with his God given abilities. So the Senate Bill is void.


24 posted on 11/07/2013 2:12:44 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: elcid1970

Hatch, McCain, Ayotte, Toomey & Portman!


25 posted on 11/07/2013 2:15:41 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It would take Boehner allowing a floor vote, plus 18 RINOs voting for it. Anything could happen, but I doubt Boehner would violate the “Hastert rule” here, so soon after doing so on the debt ceiling/CR. He usually follows up his betrayals by pretending to be a conservative for a few months.


26 posted on 11/07/2013 2:15:47 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: txrefugee
You can still refuse them a job because they are Democrats.

Until they tag that onto the end of the bill.

But yes, there is more than one way to skin a RAT!

27 posted on 11/07/2013 2:23:15 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: lbryce

There are people in this country stupid enough to believe that discrimination against transgendered kindergarten teachers is a more serious problem in America today than the destruction of our economy and our health care system. And there are MANY such people.


28 posted on 11/07/2013 2:32:06 PM PST by madprof98
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To: Grams A

Interesting that Senator Lindsey Graham apparently voted no.


29 posted on 11/07/2013 2:33:31 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: lbryce

I’d be willing to call a cease fire with the left on social issues so that we could try to find some compromise to fix our economy; however, the left never stops pushing their social agenda, so let the war rage between us. This political contest has no rules and we have been taking full body blows for the last 20 years or longer. We must fight back with tactics they used to topple our previous social compact. We are now the oppressed minority and it’s time we employ the tactics of left to fight the left. Breitbart was our anti-Alinsky. We need to find others like him.


30 posted on 11/07/2013 2:37:04 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: Menehune56

Flimsey Tinkerbelle knows when to “pass” as conservative. Probably deepens his voice on the Senate floor & Meet The Press, at least through 2014. Increasing backlash building here in S.C.


31 posted on 11/07/2013 2:38:52 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: txrefugee

Check my tagline. We’ve been able to find out easily if the applicant is a fag, lib or Dumocrat.


32 posted on 11/07/2013 2:40:01 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: lbryce

Are there exemptions for religious organizations? Don’t they have a right to refuse someone on the basis of incompatible views or lifestyle?

I know I’m naive, but I wonder: why would someone gay want to work someplace either too foreign or hostile, anyway? Unfortunately, there will always be the militant who needs to make a statement.


33 posted on 11/07/2013 2:56:17 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: lbryce
There was a reason why these people should have been done with or at least stay behind their doors.....now it's beyond "spreading" it's infecting entire societies. (Sodom and Gomorah come to mind)...and it won't be long till they all know, without doubt, how God will contend with them and those who encouraged and supported this perversion.......


34 posted on 11/07/2013 2:57:21 PM PST by caww
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To: CivilWarBrewing

You are more right than you know.

The problem is that Americans DO NOT UNDERSTAND Marxism, Fascism or Homosexuality in terms of their true natures.

They all claim to want ‘fair treatment’ and ‘equality’.

But that is a lie. Each of those will force it’s way upon those whom they intend to subjugate.

It’s a sad travesty that even among Christians, they do not understand the fact that the Abomination of Homosexuality is not simply because it is a perversion of what God intended sex for, but because it’s root nature is one of pride and deviance so as to force itself on anyone it chooses.

Case-in-Point (and this applies to Marxism and Fascism as well) - Genesis 19.

They will surround your house and demand to have sex with whomever they demand, and if you do not comply, they will seek to break down your doors and rape you and yours.

Because American Christians bought the lie to love and treat as equals, those who push sin and ideas anathema to our Foundations upon society - we are about to be conquered by them.

In fact I had a homo activist tell me almost two decades ago that he loved that Christians held hands and candlelight vigils. Because he said while we do that - they are leapfrogging over us to have their lifestyle shoved down our throats by the courts and the force of law.

He was right, and I was wrong then to think the American Christian would never stand for that.


35 posted on 11/07/2013 2:57:46 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: MoochPooch

Far too many are flamers....they will now flame away with immunity....the debate is being silenced....therefore truth will not be heard....and when truth is silenced there are no options.


36 posted on 11/07/2013 2:59:37 PM PST by caww
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To: Viennacon

“...So glad we still control that....”

Dims are working hard to change that.....wonder if Obama will change this equation by fiat as he has so many other.


37 posted on 11/07/2013 3:01:52 PM PST by caww
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

You do understand it’s a trap, right?

The House Votes it down or Boner doesn’t let it come to the floor. Next day Headlines, GOP hates Gays, treats them as second class Citizens like the Blacks were treated before the Civil War.

The GOP has to counter this by explaining how silly the Law is and that it’s just another Trial Lawyer gift from the Democrats.

GAYS ARE NOT DENIED ANYTHING, PERIOD AND EXCLAMATION POINT!

Perhaps we can counter with a Conservative / Tea Party Rights Bill, where Liberals can be sued for lying about us and slinging vulgar words like Teabagger and Terrorist..


38 posted on 11/07/2013 3:09:20 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: woweeitsme
Employers don’t give a crap about your personal stuff if you do a good job. Period.

It's one thing to work in retail. But what about someone openly gay who wants to teach at a religious school? Or work around religious people?

People think it won't come knocking on their doors. After all, why would someone gay (or even liberal) even want to be around a Baptist, Catholic, or Orthodox Jew?

The problem is, there is always the one who wants to make a statement -- flaunt it in everyone's face. An incident occurred recently in NYC when a student from a Catholic school openly brought her "girlfriend" to one of the class events -- then complained to the press that she got expelled.

Company culture is also affected. What about the guy who complains about not being invited to another employee's wedding -- because he can't bring along his partner? Or wonders why no one wants to attend his wedding?

This is going to create a lot of resentments & complications.

39 posted on 11/07/2013 3:14:55 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: lbryce

The majority of the nation is spiritually in Satan’s camp now.

Let’s stop pretending otherwise.


40 posted on 11/07/2013 3:20:30 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: lbryce

Faggots defending faggots. what a stretch.


41 posted on 11/07/2013 3:21:04 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: elcid1970

Every Republican Senator scumbag that voted for this just voted to raise employers’ cost of doing business, as the “gays” will not act overtly gay so as to not be hired and then sue the employer.

Every Republican Senator that voted for this is an enemy of America and American business. Take them out.


42 posted on 11/07/2013 3:22:24 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Grams A

Take them out. Forcing over homosexuals into businesses that don’t want them and further destroying Judeo-Christian ethics.


43 posted on 11/07/2013 3:24:06 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: zerosix

Enemies of us and our children, each and every one of them.


44 posted on 11/07/2013 3:25:02 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: lbryce

I watched this this morning. The Senate opened with a prayer to God almighty. Then immediately went to this bill. It was surreal.

The devil sure is running wild in DC. But God will have the final say.


45 posted on 11/07/2013 3:25:08 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan!)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Yep. This is a post-Christian nation.


46 posted on 11/07/2013 3:25:30 PM PST by madameguinot
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Meant to say:
Every Republican Senator scumbag that voted for this just voted to raise employers’ cost of doing business, as the “gays” will now act overtly gay so as to not be hired and then sue the employer.


47 posted on 11/07/2013 3:26:54 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: lbryce
Ten of THOUSANDS of people losing health insurance, MILLIONS of jobs lost since the ASSCLOWN seized power, and the most important job in the Senate?

Appeasing sodomites.

48 posted on 11/07/2013 3:30:26 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: lbryce

Hedonism brought down previous democratic societies, such as Greece and Rome. History repeats.


49 posted on 11/07/2013 3:31:28 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Menehune56

Interesting that Senator Lindsey Graham apparently voted no.”

Suck up time. He knew it would pass anyway so he and McConnell were likely given cover. Recd an email from Susan B. Anthony group. Graham is proposing a stronger anti-abortion bill. Can’t remember all the details. No one should be surprised. Next thing you know he will be sooooooooo against any amnesty. Beware of those bearing conservative appearing gifts when they are up for election.


50 posted on 11/07/2013 3:37:31 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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