Rand Paul Votes For Discrimination In Public Schools
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 2093 to S.Amdt. 2089 to S. 1177 (Every Child Achieves Act of 2015)
Statement of Purpose: To end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools.
When Rand Paul announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, his followers proudly said that their candidate would be able to cross party lines and appeal to liberals as well as conservatives.
Yesterday, Rand Paul proved that these initial promises were nothing more than crass political maneuverings.
An amendment was offered to an education bill in the Senate yesterday. That amendment would have prohibited public schools from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
Rand Paul voted against the amendment. He voted to preserve discrimination against kids and teenagers, rather than to stop it.
That’s the kind of action a leader seeking to reach across party lines.
Rand Paul isn’t anything more than just another in a long line of nasty, mean-hearted Republicans who care more about pandering to their party’s extremist evangelical base than they do about being decent to other human beings.