Anti-bias gay rights employment bill clears first major hurdle in the Senate

  • Article by: DONNA CASSATA , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 4, 2013 - 7:50 PM

WASHINGTON — The Senate pushed a major anti-bias gay rights bill past a first, big hurdle Monday, a clear sign of Americans' greater acceptance of homosexuality nearly two decades after the law prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex marriage.

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reidNov. 4, 13 1:52 PM

Other than bigotry and perhaps stupidity, what rational person would oppose any employee having the rights this bill grants?

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scubadoo68Nov. 4, 13 2:01 PM

Frivolous lawsuits? Wonder if they used that for other anti-discrimination lawsuits. This is nothing less than bigotry.

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firefight41Nov. 4, 13 2:39 PM

Why are they not concentrating on the budget and debt? I believe that is more important at this time.

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northguy7Nov. 4, 13 3:52 PM

Why are they not concentrating on the budget and debt? I believe that is more important at this time.---Civil rights are always important. I don't see why our legislators can't work on all of these issues. Why does it have to be one or the other?

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firefight41Nov. 4, 13 7:41 PM

Why are they not concentrating on the budget and debt? I believe that is more important at this time.---Civil rights are always important. I don't see why our legislators can't work on all of these issues. Why does it have to be one or the other? *************** They haven't done this for the past decade and we are coming to another budget showdown and debt ceiling. It is more important to fix the problems with the budget and debt first. You are expecting too much from a bunch of losers that voters put in office.

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avejoeconNov. 4, 13 9:44 PM

Other than bigotry and perhaps stupidity, what rational person would oppose any employee having the rights this bill grants?--------The people that are opposed to giving MORE rights to someone because they are in a special class. EVERYONE should have the same rights. But you don't see anyone pushing for special rights for white males, do you.

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avejoeconNov. 4, 13 9:46 PM

This legislation is exactly like Animal House------All people are equal, but some people are more equal than others".

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dogmanNov. 4, 13 9:54 PM

House Republicans have 8 work days scheduled for the month of November.. and since they're out of ideas.. they have little scheduled for those 8 days... worst.Congress.ever

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firefight41Nov. 5, 13 8:39 PM

House Republicans have 8 work days scheduled for the month of November.. and since they're out of ideas.. they have little scheduled for those 8 days... worst.Congress.ever ************ Yes they are, lets get rid of both parties from congress. You do know that the house democrats have 8 work days scheduled also for November.

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northguy7Nov. 6, 13 1:24 AM

Firefight--gotta agree with you that we're all expecting too much from our legislators. Wish they could just sit down and do their work and forget about the "party lines". We voted them in to help all Minnesotans and not bicker amongst themselves.

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