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Democrats, LGBT Groups Look To McCain On Defense Bill
The Washington Post ^
| Karoun Demirjian
Posted on 06/13/2016 6:26:05 AM PDT by Cyberman
The Republican senator who once campaigned against gays serving openly in the military is now the civil rights community's greatest bulwark against undoing LGBT protections in this years defense policy bill.
Democrats and LGBT rights advocates will be keeping a close eye on Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) during upcoming negotiations on the defense measure. House and Senate leaders could clash over language concerning whether religious organizations with federal contracts should be exempt from nondiscrimination orders covering gender identity and sexual orientation.
The shooting incident Sunday that killed 50 people in a popular Orlando gay bar and dance club will only increase the attention on how Congress deals with LGBT issues and could have a big impact on defense bill negotiations,...
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 114th; gayrights; homosexualagenda; johnmccain; lgbt; mccain; terrorism
McCain gets his name in the papers again, which seems to be his goal in life.
posted on 06/13/2016 6:26:05 AM PDT
Can someone beat McCaine in the primary please...
posted on 06/13/2016 6:27:24 AM PDT
(My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
posted on 06/13/2016 6:34:37 AM PDT
Doesn’t he have a beer distributorship to run. Retire you old jerk.
posted on 06/13/2016 6:39:22 AM PDT
( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
Get Homo politics out of the military/national security. The latter should always TRUMP the former.
posted on 06/13/2016 6:47:43 AM PDT
(Progressives should be called RE-GRESSIVES!)
posted on 06/13/2016 7:03:36 AM PDT
(I'll tell you what's wrong with society -- no one drinks from the skulls of their enemies anymore.)
He has to go! If it means a Democrat wins so be it. Same with Ryan.
posted on 06/13/2016 7:05:58 AM PDT
(We are asked by people who do not tolerate us to tolerate the intolerable in the name of tolerance.)
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