Senate set to advance gay rights legislation with Heller’s support

by Pete Kasperowicz
November 4, 2013

The Senate is poised to move forward Monday with legislation that would ban forms of workplace discrimination against gay and transgendered people.

Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) on Monday announced his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), likely giving Democrats the 60 votes they would need to break a Republican filibuster.

“After listening to Nevadans’ concerns about this issue from a variety of viewpoints and after numerous conversations with my colleagues, I feel that supporting this legislation is the right thing to do,” Heller said Monday.

“This legislation raises the federal standards to match what we have come to expect in Nevada, which is that discrimination must not be tolerated under any circumstance,” Heller wrote.

In addition to Heller, four other Republicans are behind the bill. Sens. Susan Collin (Maine) is a co-sponsor, and three other GOP senators — Sens. Orrin Hatch (Utah), Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) — voted for it on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

13 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Sarrah Goldblume says:

    This has been forced on decent society prior -1920 Weimar Germany was chock-full of financial scams, runaway inflation, communist upheaval, sexual deviance of all kinds and murder. . This is just one tool in the elite tool box to engineer society. They are rolling out the GLT agenda everywhere; it is part of the new order of things.

    “Homosexuality is not a civil right. Its rise almost always is accompanied, as in the Weimar Republic, with a decay of society and a collapse of its basic cinder block, the family.”

    “Gay rights activists seek to substitute, for laws rooted in Judeo-Christian morality, laws rooted in the secular humanist belief that all consensual sexual acts are morally equal. That belief is anti-biblical and amoral; to codify it into law is to codify a lie.”

    “Homosexuality involves sexual acts most men consider not only immoral, but filthy. The reason public men rarely say aloud what most say privately is they are fearful of being branded ‘bigots’ by an intolerant liberal orthodoxy that holds, against all evidence and experience, that homosexuality is a normal, healthy lifestyle.”

    These perverts and monsters are not what Hollywood has sold you. Like the “All-State Man” what you get in real life is far different than what is shown in a favorable light in the media.

    This is what we have in reality:


  • SniperToo says:

    Gee, this is real interesting and double speak. i just read an article today that HUD is kicking out senior citizens out of a special HUD built community in Arizona for the hearing impaired because HUD said “that they could.” It’s base on the white house administration that “we can’t show preferential treatment to special groups of people.” Well yeah, what are they proposing for the guy groups? Moron.
    This community notified HUD back 2007 (it is now 2013) that SOME of the apartments in this community would have special needs devices placed in the apartments – such as alarms (lights) that flash to tell the residents that someone is at the door or they left the gas/electric stove on, phone is ringing, etc.. The complex allows people who don’t have special needs to live there as well. They want to remove the hearing impaired and put normal hearing people in their apartments. HUD is supported by our tax dollars. Guys choose their sick evil life.

    You loose your hearing/sight/the use of arms and legs or speech through no fault of your own (birth/accident, etc.); than how is it that the Obama thinks that this is given preferential treatment? So we are passing a bill to do just that for the sickos. Really. Twilight zone growing.

  • Sgt. York says:

    all smoke for more Democratic votes same as illegals coming into the fold

  • mabera19 says:

    I don’t give a crap about the guy’s. Our problem is getting the criminal’s out of the White House. How many more illegal moves, does the illegal president have to commit. Obamacare is not legal. It has nothing to do with Health. Repeal it.

    1. Sarrah Goldblume says:


      I hope you will take time to listen to this interview.

      This interview may be far too conservative for many.

      The intellectual value in the interview is the attempt to explain how the government has no authority in healthcare, education etc. An explanation is offered to why no opposing viewpoint can gain traction despite many wanting to voice this position-“The government and media will not allow it”

      For your thoughtful consideration:

      Some will love this ! Merry Christmas early.

  • DouglasDauntless says:

    This guy might be a closet Homosexual, all Homosexuals vote for themselves. Hey try and get a job in the hotel business. If you aren’t gay no job. And that is what the future holds. Gays in charge your straight no job.

  • SafeOrSane says:

    So what’s the big deal? You can’t discriminate against religious views, either, so why do people get so upset about sexual orientation, even if you think it’s a choice, so is religion. Or is just because the rich white guys who wrote the constitution and the bill of rights didn’t think it was of merit?

    1. antiliberalcryptonite says:

      Do you think that God is a “rich white guy” ? God made His laws to be obeyed by all. Your disdain for “rich white guys” is glaring, probably because most white guys are honest, law-abiding citizens. Just because you are told the truth by a “white guy”, whether you perceive him to be rich or not, is that your reasoning for disagreeing with the truth of what you’ve been told? Enjoy the folly of that reasoning.

      There is no such thing as “sexual orientation”. You were born one of two things, male or female, guy or girl. You will be begging God for mercy when you kneel before Jesus for distorting what He has commanded. There are no gray areas, no middle ground, no compromise. There is only right and wrong. God said that men shall not lie with men, that is an abomination to God and it shall so be rewarded. If you don’t agree, take it up with Him when he is zapping you to the hot destination faster than a lightning bolt. But then, appeals to His mercy AFTER you depart this earth are null and void. Appeals for mercy are only valid while you yet remain alive on earth. After that, your fate is locked in for eternity. You will have no one to blame but yourself.

      1. SafeOrSane says:

        I’m a rich white guy (in the 2% according to TurboTax). And, sure enough, I’m an honest, law-abiding citizen, just like you mentioned. I’m also my own personal judge of truth and don’t believe you to be the judge of what some deity may or may not claim. For myself, I found most religions have a tenuous grasp on “truth” at best. That’s my constitutional right. You seem to assume that everyone believes in the deity that you’re describing, and that everyone who’s read the bible will ignore the same passages that you’ve chosen to ignore. Interesting…

        1. george shortsleeves says:

          Kudos to Heller. Lots of people are gay….so what? Let’s leave this non-issue behind us and concentrate instead on the really serious issues of immigration and debt that will drown us. If women want to sleep with women and men want to sleep with men why ever would I care? Why ever do any of you out there care?

        2. Peter Locke says:

          LOL. I’ve NEVER heard a deity claim anything. I have heard his (?) spokes person (s) claim all sorts of stuff. No real problem with the Deity, but lots of problems with self-proclaimed prophets.

  • librtyship says:

    When God destroys this nation these Idiots will be wondering “why did that happen? It’s not fair!!!

    1. larrymc51 says:

      Like the Liberals they seem to think, God doesn’t judge Politicians on Politics, That’s the why Joe Biden explained it, Religion and Politic or two different things, Thank God buys that??

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