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Which Senate Democrats Have Failed To Confront Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation?

There’s good news for Americans who care about freedom from discrimination in the workplace. In the U.S. Senate, Al Franken has introduced S. 1088, a bill that would prohibit discrimination in public schools based on the sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation, of students.

But then, only 33 Senate Democrats actually have signed their names to support the bill. That’s not something to be proud of.
The Senate Democrats who seem not to give a damn about discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans are:

sneering donkeyMax Baucus
Tom Carper
Joe Donnelly
Dianne Feinstein
Heidi Heitkamp
Mazie Hirono
Tim Johnson
Tim Kaine
Mary Landrieu
Carl Levin
Joe Manchin
Claire McCaskill
Robert Menendez
Bill Nelson
Mark Pryor
Harry Reid
John Rockefeller
Jon Tester
Mark Warner

These Democrats are the congressional equivalent of the kids in high school who would look the other way while the gay kids got beat up. They’re cowards.

By the way, independent senator Angus King is refusing to support this legislation as well. How are you feeling about that, Maine voters?

1 comment to Which Senate Democrats Have Failed To Confront Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation?

  • Tom

    Just “shows to go you” that not all Democrats think like progressives or even support progressive policies. Heck, look at the leadership of Obama – spymaster in chief, drone death deliverer, non-prosecutor of real crimes but buster of whistle-blowers, and world of actual warcraft aficionado – to see how wide the range is in the party. Overall for his two terms, Obama was actually more (traditional) Republican than Democrat and clearly has a warped sense of compromise. But I digress. These DINOs on this issue don’t surprise anyone who is familiar with the wishy-washy Democratic party, spineless bunch of bums that they are, compared to the Reichstag Republicans where everyone supports the party line, fascist as it is, all the way, despite any and all criticism. It’s too bad we only have the one Republicrat party now, and it’s incapable of actually doing anything to make our lives better.

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