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May 15, 2019

Religious politicians breaking the law and public norms to enshrine their favored discrimination into laws

Filed under: Bigotry, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:52

Texas Senate Revives “Save Chick-fil-A” Bill While Avoiding Public Input

Texas Senate Revives “Save Chick-fil-A” Bill While Avoiding Public Input

Just days after a bill to “save Chick-fil-A” died in the Texas legislature, Republicans have taken special action to resurrect the low-priority bill.

The State House failed to pass that bill. But the State Senate just took up its companion bill, SB 1978 and placed it on a fast track for approval. (Why bother letting the public weigh in on it, right?)

On Monday, the Senate waived rules to allow [Sen. Bryan] Hughes’ bill to be heard in committee without public notice. A few minutes later, the Senate Affairs Committee convened and held a speedy public hearing on the bill with no speakers — probably because no one had notice there would be a debate. When the bill came before the House State Affairs committee last month, dozens of people spoke for and against the bill.

Later, the committee advanced the bill to the full Senate and placed it on the Senate’s intent calendar for Tuesday.

 

5 Comments »

  1. I’m not American, but I will take some pleasure when Texas turns solidly blue.

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by john zande — May 15, 2019 @ 10:01

    • Preferably from the cold when climate change hits.
      Hugs

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      Comment by davidprosser — May 15, 2019 @ 10:36

    • Hello John. When some of these red states go blue then the country can start to heal and move into the current century on how we treat people and use science. I will be very happy then also. Hugs

      Liked by 2 people

      Comment by Scottie — May 15, 2019 @ 10:37

  2. And where typically he bill flies through. I hope each one of them has a twelve year old daughter who gets pregnant. I bet they rent buses to get them al to private clinic outside the State. Of course I don”t really wish that on any 12 year old girl.
    Hugs

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    Comment by davidprosser — May 15, 2019 @ 10:40

    • Hello David. Yes when it comes to the attempts to block abortion it is always other people’s bodies they target. I remember politicians saying publicly that abortions for their teen daughter were OK while they pushed bills to stop abortion rights.

      This post was on the fast food chain that is run by religious owners that supports discrimination against LGBTQ+ and attempted to block and now undo marriage rights for same sex couples. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — May 15, 2019 @ 10:50


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