johnnycee Wrote: I think it's voter pandering, we have Discrimination Laws on the books already, what they have done is to make specific laws for a certain segment of our society as if they were special and were not covered by existing law, the current Law did cover them as they were and still are considered human beings, not just American citizens, the problem, I feel, arose is when certain members of society felt that those who committed crimes against the gay community should be punished harsher, thereby making the new Law discriminating.
johnnycee Wrote: Help me here , why would you need Laws specific to the LGBT community when there are discrimination laws already on the books, there are laws that enhance the punishment if proven it was a hate crime, on another note ,does this new legislation void the old laws in regards to the LGBT? or does it allow the justice system to overcharge the defendants at booking time?
johnnycee Wrote: LA:
You have some serious anger issues, which causes you to stoop down to name calling as a answer. Don't bother to reply.
jaredsxtn Wrote: The US Senate has passed a historic anti-discrimination bill that will forbid LGBT discrimination in the work place. The vote was 64-32 with ten Republicans and all Democrats voting aye. ENDA forbids workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and is a huge step forward as we dig ourselves out of the rampant discrimination we submit our gay and lesbian citizens through.
While Speaker Boehner and the House Leadership has already shot down any hope of passing this piece of legislation in the near future, it is time that we as a people stand up and demand that they mark up this legislation. The Republicans can only use their homophobic and hate mongering tactics for so long before the tides of change force it upon them. It will be on us to make sure that happens sooner rather than later.
What does everyone think of today's historic vote? And what do you think it will take for the Tea Party Republicans in the House to bring it up for a vote?