Friday, July 13, 2018

More Hate From The Republicans

This time for adoption by LGBT people, adoption agencies and can now discriminate against LGBT people who want to adopt a child.
Republicans vote to make it legal nationwide to ban gays & lesbians from adopting
LGBT Nation
By Sarah Toce
July 12, 2018

The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed an amendment allowing taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny LGBTQ families the ability to adopt a child based on religious objection.

The amendment appears on a funding bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. If it remains in the final bill, the amendment would cut 15% of federal adoption funding to states and localities that penalize adoption agencies that refuse to place children in families that conflict with the agency’s “sincerely held religious beliefs or convictions.”

The amendment also bars the federal government from refusing to work with adoption agencies that discriminate.

The vote in the committee was 29-23, along party lines, with Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) the lone Republican to vote against the amendment.
But we are not alone in the bigotry and hate coming from the Republican party…
In addition to LGBTQ people and same-sex couples, the amendment would also impact interfaith couples, single parents, married couples in which one prospective parent has previously been divorced, or other qualified parents to whom an agency could have an objection.
The Democrats voted against the amendment…
“Rather than focusing on empowering families or uniting children with their parents, Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee voted to give child welfare agencies a license to discriminate against qualified potential parents.”

Acosta [Democratic National Committee (DNC) LGBTQ Media Director] added, “Across the country, LGBTQ candidates are running for office and taking a stand against the Trump-GOP agenda, which seeks to roll back the progress we have made. In November, voters will stand together in the face of this bigotry and hate and elect Democrats up and down the ticket.”
We have to get out the vote in November. 46% of the voters didn’t in the 2016 elections we need to make sure that everyone gets out to vote.

I think that the number one thing that we have to do is take control of the Senate to block judicial appointments. If Trump packs the courts with religious bigots even if the Democrats get control of the Presidency, the Senate, and the House in 2020 the judges can strike down anything that Congress passes.

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