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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 03:00 PM

Biden Promised an LGBT Bill. Joe Manchin Is Poised To Kill It.

President Joe Biden pledged to sign a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity within his first 100 days. But 71 days into the Biden presidency, the prospects of a signing ceremony for the landmark legislation are starting to look like dreams.

The Equality Act, which would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans from discrimination in a number of public accommodations, is set to become the latest example of GOP obstruction in the Senate, where Democrats need 60 votes to overcome the filibuster. The Equality Act has been introduced in some form or another in nearly every congressional session since the 1970s.

A little more than two months into Bidenís term, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has taken on the role of perpetual fly in the ointment of progressive legislation. The Equality Act is no exception. Manchin told one co-sponsor of the Equality Act that the calls to his office were opposed to the legislation ďa thousand to one.Ē Without Manchinís support, charting the path to 60 votes is functionally impossible, given the Senateís current makeup.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-promised-an-lgbt-bill-republicans-said-no-now-what

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Reply Biden Promised an LGBT Bill. Joe Manchin Is Poised To Kill It. (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Apr 2021 OP
50 Shades Of Blue Apr 2021 #1
NullTuples Apr 2021 #2
RKP5637 Apr 2021 #3
WillParkinson May 2021 #4
RKP5637 May 2021 #5

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 03:11 PM

1. I can't say what I'm thinking.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:11 PM

2. I've been looking over the rules...

I wonder if they can pass the Equality Act through reconciliation since it affects jobs, housing, etc..

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:03 AM

3. He should just change the D by his name to R to represent what he really is! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #3)

Wed May 19, 2021, 11:38 PM

4. I think he should change it to (A)

For asshole.

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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #4)

Thu May 20, 2021, 10:09 AM

5. Agree!!!!! n/t

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