Senate Panel Presses Ahead with Famil...

Senate Panel Presses Ahead with Family Parity Bill

There are 12 comments on the EDGE story from Oct 14, 2011, titled Senate Panel Presses Ahead with Family Parity Bill. In it, EDGE reports that:

A Senate panel will be pressing ahead with a bill that would repeal an anti-gay 1996 law that bans federal recognition of gay families.

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“WOOF !”

Since: Jul 11

Libertarian

#1 Oct 14, 2011
I hope the bill is passed.

“WAY TO GO”

Since: Mar 11

IRELAND

#2 Oct 14, 2011
It probably will have a tough time going through the House, but at least it's a possibility!!!

“WOOF !”

Since: Jul 11

Libertarian

#3 Oct 14, 2011
Each person should contact their U.S. Senators, and their U.S. Representative and urge passage of the bill.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Oct 14, 2011
Fred ABQ wrote:
Each person should contact their U.S. Senators, and their U.S. Representative and urge passage of the bill.
Why bother, your republican pals in the House & Senate won't even allow it to come up for a vote.
cjrian

United States

#5 Oct 14, 2011
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Why bother, your republican pals in the House & Senate won't even allow it to come up for a vote.
Repubs wouldn't care if it comes up in the House
But the only person holding bills up in the Senate is Harry Reid (D)

“WAY TO GO”

Since: Mar 11

IRELAND

#6 Oct 14, 2011
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Why bother, your republican pals in the House & Senate won't even allow it to come up for a vote.
We don't really know that.....it might get passed in the Senate, but it could be difficult in the House......just have to keep trying!!!

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#7 Oct 14, 2011
Yeah, call all those Libertarians in the Senate and the House. They're certain to be helpful.
Fred ABQ wrote:
Each person should contact their U.S. Senators, and their U.S. Representative and urge passage of the bill.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#8 Oct 14, 2011
Now Republicans are saying gays are politically power and in no need of "special" protections:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Oct 15, 2011
RnL2008 wrote:
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We don't really know that.....it might get passed in the Senate, but it could be difficult in the House......just have to keep trying!!!
Never happen, especially in an election year. The Senate will never come up with the 60 votes. But I do like the simple fact the Dems are still trying; had they only done this when they still had supermajorities in the House & Senate.

“WOOF !”

Since: Jul 11

Libertarian

#10 Oct 15, 2011
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Never happen, especially in an election year. The Senate will never come up with the 60 votes. But I do like the simple fact the Dems are still trying; had they only done this when they still had supermajorities in the House & Senate.
The fact that they didn't do this when they had the 60 vote supermajority in the Senate shows this is just windowdressing by them.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Oct 15, 2011
Fred ABQ wrote:
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The fact that they didn't do this when they had the 60 vote supermajority in the Senate shows this is just windowdressing by them.
Of course it's just for political show, but at least they're doing SOMETHING while your GOP pals are doing everything they can to make being gay illegal again.
Avhaughton

Newmarket, Canada

#12 Oct 16, 2011
Please support this ..... My same sex partner and I are separated by thousands of miles because of lack federal recognition.

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