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Senate adds special protections for gays in new defense bill

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Unbelievable This is only part 1 of 2.







Gay protection tacked onto defense bill





By S.A. Miller

September 28, 2007


The Democrat-led Senate yesterday adopted legislation giving homosexuals additional protections under federal hate-crime laws, attaching the measure to the defense authorization bill and daring President Bush to veto it as promised.


"The president of the United States has never vetoed, in the history of the United States, a defense authorization bill," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat and chief sponsor of the amendment. "For this reason and for many others ... the defense authorization deserves to be passed [into law]."


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the measure only served to jeopardize the entire bill, including military pay raises, funds for wounded veterans and other popular programs.


"Do we want to protect the defense policy matters in this bill that actually matter to our forces in the field, or do we want to debate political and social issues on this measure?" the Kentucky Republican said in floor debate before the votes.


The amendment, which charges the Justice Department with investigating crimes potentially motivated by sexual orientation as it can for crimes considered racially or religiously motivated, passed on a voice vote after the chamber voted 60-39 to end a filibuster. Forty-nine Democrats, nine Republicans and two independents provided the required 60 votes to proceed to final consideration.


Mr. Kennedy and supporters of the measure, similar to three versions that have failed in the past decade, likened hate crimes to terrorism and said the defense bill is a perfect fit for it.


"The defense authorization is about dealing with the challenges of terrorism overseas. ... This [bill] is about terrorism in our neighborhood," Mr. Kennedy said.


The White House said the bill makes federal crimes out of acts that already are against the law and might violate the Constitution.

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It's amazing how many modern males in general wouldn't refuse a hard pecker if it was offered to them, it seems. :wacko:


I wonder if it's something that's being put in the water? :unsure:


Or maybe they figure WTF since most of them are constantly emasculated by their ball crushing modern wifes at home. :cryss:

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Ok..... so Bill Clinton didn't smoke pot because he never inhaled.

Does this mean Sen. Craig ain't gay because he never swallowed?





apparently was my ex wasn't gay either. <_>


I gotta say I was all kinds of proud for coming up with that statement! LOL!!!!

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In Wash DC at the VA building (across lafayette Park from the White House) there is a big 'ol black Excursion with Marine Globe and Anchor decals all over it, except for the rainbow teddy bear on the tailgate.

Whoever owns it has enough suck to get on street parking at the front door.

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