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  • OutdoorAdvent...

    Posts: 367

    Jul 29, 2015 10:51 PM GMT
    The Equality Act

    A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes
    Introduced on July 23 in the US House of Representatives with 168 cosponsors (168 Democrats, 0 Republicans) and in the US Senate with 39 cosponsors (39 Democrats, 0 Republicans).

    In today's New York Times...
    The Challenges That Remain After Marriage Equality
  • jeep334

    Posts: 552

    Aug 05, 2015 7:26 PM GMT
    I've been thinking about this issue for a while now too. Just because there is a law on the books there is no guarantee that it will be followed. Look not too log ago at the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We've come a long way but there's still a lot of territory to cover. It will be the same I'm sure with the ability for everyone to accept and allow same-sex marriage. Are we going to have to wait for over 50 more years for acceptance as well?

    Americans simply don't get it. Race, religion sex and all the rest of it. it simply doesn't matter what you pratice. It matters when someone tells you that you can't pratice what you believe. Simply stay within the law. Like stopping for every stop sign - just because you don't think it's in the right place doesn't give you the right to disregard it. It's too bad becuase I think the whole concept of a democracy is good for everyone. There are some in the minority who simply can't accept defeat nor change.

    I simply don't feel it's fair to hide anymore nor do I think it's fair to think that my grandchildren's children might have to have to hide as well. icon_cool.gif