LGBT Student Protection Fails in Senate

  • Orland23

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    Jul 15, 2015 9:04 AM GMT
    Even though it failed, out Colorado Congressman Jared Polis is calling it "historic" that the U.S. Senate's voted on a measure to protect LGBT students from harassment.

    Though an LGBT-specific amendment to the proposed Every Child Achieves Act only received 52 of the 60 votes needed to overcome the filibuster, Polis says it's evidence Congress realizes it must do something about the country's beleaguered LGBT youth.

    http://www.gay.com/advocate/lgbt-student-protections-fall-short-in-senate
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    Jul 15, 2015 1:37 PM GMT
    thats ok that it failed.
    LGBT friends & families will spend million$ on lawyers and the media and get it to pass in some eastern state. Ten years later SCOTUS will enact it as a federal law. All the while red states cry infringement on their right to govern.

    Sound familiar?
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    Jul 15, 2015 8:04 PM GMT
    Why didn't democrats take this up when they had control of the Senate?

    Maybe because democrat Senate leader Harry Reid blocked most legislation, even things democrats wanted.
  • Wendigo9

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    Jul 16, 2015 4:44 AM GMT
    I hate to burst your bubble about this debate, but it's no different than the "anti-bully" laws put in place years ago; just no point, better to rethink and don't act stupid.
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    Jul 16, 2015 1:35 PM GMT
    Wendigo9 said... it's no different than the "anti-bully" laws put in place years ago...


    reading your profile it indicates your possibly from Canada?
    talking about US law here.