Gay lawmakers urge passage of anti-bias bill

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    Sep 24, 2009 3:40 PM GMT
    This may also have relevance to another thread by an RJ member who has announced his departure from this group, because of employment pressures. His thread is linked second.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32988636/ns/politics-capitol_hill/

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    Sep 24, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    Much as many of us (myself included) may bitch about Obama, at least he supports it and would sign this if it passes. I wonder if McCain would if he were in that position. If it ever gets to a Senate vote, it will be interesting to see how he votes.
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    Sep 24, 2009 6:58 PM GMT
    Slowly, but surely, change is happening for us! icon_biggrin.gif
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    theatrengym saidMuch as many of us (myself included) may bitch about Obama, at least he supports it and would sign this if it passes. I wonder if McCain would if he were in that position. If it ever gets to a Senate vote, it will be interesting to see how he votes.

    Well we can reliably predict that most Republicans in Congress would vote against it, and try to hinder it in committee beforehand. In the Senate they would attempt a filibuster. But I fear enough "blue dog" Democrats from red or near-red states will also fail to support it, so I doubt it has any real future.

    Gay rights are still decades away in the US, so long as Republicans have a significant number in either house of Congress, as is likely for the foreseeable future. icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 25, 2009 6:49 AM GMT
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    theatrengym saidMuch as many of us (myself included) may bitch about Obama, at least he supports it and would sign this if it passes. I wonder if McCain would if he were in that position. If it ever gets to a Senate vote, it will be interesting to see how he votes.

    Well we can reliably predict that most Republicans in Congress would vote against it, and try to hinder it in committee beforehand. In the Senate they would attempt a filibuster. But I fear enough "blue dog" Democrats from red or near-red states will also fail to support it, so I doubt it has any real future.

    Gay rights are still decades away in the US, so long as Republicans have a significant number in either house of Congress, as is likely for the foreseeable future. icon_sad.gif


    Blue Dogs are fiscally conservative (in theory at least), not socially, so no need to worry there.
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    Sep 25, 2009 12:44 PM GMT
    Okay I hate how people have so much hope in Obama when he really hasnt done anything to warrent that hope. Ive heard and seen alot of talk but not enough results. And the results I have seen are thoes that have the Dept of Justice writting briefs in support of DOMA and Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Im sorry but I just don't think Obama has the balls to do anything. Enough of the nice guy, playing the middle ground, bi-partisian bs. He needs to again GROW A SET, have a closed door meeting with ALL THE DEMOCRATS and do the following: 1.) Put Nancy Peloci & Harry Reid on a lesh... remind them that he is the head of the party and not them 2.) Get those so called "Blue Dog" democrats (asshats are more like republican-lite in my book) to get with the program and give Obama what he wants... remind them again he is the head of the party and on one else. They wouldnt be in office in the first place if they hadn't run as democrats and rode his coat-tails in to office. All the did was say, yes Im a democrat but Im conservative... and let the anti-incumbent sentiment that consumed this country during the election ride them in. 3.) Stop being all Pre-Madonna and get his people to get off their ass be more like a cabinet and sell his point of view to the american people and stop worrying about polls and what people think. THEY NEED TO BE KARL ROVE'S WORST NIGHT MARE.... HIM AS A DEMCORAT! Enough said... Furthmore Obama needs to actually do something to keep us on his side. At this point, for lots of reasons, Id rather have more of Bush and see at least something getting done and knowing where the dumbass stood at and know that he would go tooth and nail to get it. Im tired of having him support anti-gay legislation even though saying he supports gays. I'll beleive it when I see it. And btw, if youwant to say he granted benifits to same sex partners of the government... wrong. DOMA makes that little policy of his Illegal.