Monday, November 11, 2013

Only 10 Republican Senators Vote in Favor of Employment Non Discrimination Act

Does This Mean The Large Majority of Republicans Are in Favor of Employment Discrimination?

Well Why Would Anyone Get That Impression from this news?

From Chris Cillizza in the Washington Post.

The measure earned bipartisan support, but the bipartisan margins fell short of another noteworthy Senate vote this year.
Here’s a breakdown:

Final tally: 64 to 32.

How many members of the Senate Democratic caucus voted for the bill?:54. (52 Democrats, two independents.)

How many Republicans voted for the bill?: 10. Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Patrick J. Toomey (R-Pa.).

Of course as everyone knows the House Republicans, who are almost unanimous in their opposition to equal treatment in employment will not even allow a vote on the bill.  Yes they support bigotry against gay and lesbian persons, they will not allow a vote in the House because they just don’t want to be on the record as doing so. 

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