As Congress hurtles towards the deadline to pass a new budget, the GOP added anti-trans riders to must-pass bills- some drawing a red line
Motivated by bigotry & desire to appeal to the GOP extremists more than 40 anti-LGBTQ+ amendments on 12 appropriations bills were passed
Will Rollins, the gay Democrat vying for a second time to unseat the Republican castigates Calvert's support for anti-LGBTQ+ amendments
"Had Republicans struck funding from "the NAACP or the Urban League, [they] would -- rightfully so -- be called racist bigots"
"House Republicans backed policies to attack diversity programs that help ensure that those defending our country look like our country"
Legislators & LGBTQ advocacy groups stressed the importance of passing the Act, noting its unanimous support from Democrats in both chambers
'At some point anti-woke is also anti-sane, and we look ridiculous,' the congressman said
Members voted 219-203 along party lines for passage of the bill, which was introduced by GOP U.S. Rep. Gregory Steube (Fla.)
Public comments on the draft proposal will be solicited for 30 days beginning when the document is published in the Federal Register
The White House issued a statement Monday: "[...] the bill does not actually help parents support their children at school"