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RINO's Insert ANTI LGBTQ Into Defense Spending Bill ?????


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Republicans are trying to use the annual defense spending bill to discriminate against the LGBTQ community.

Earlier this year Rep. Steve Russell – an extreme right-wing Republican from Oklahoma – slipped in an anti-LGBTQ amendment in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Republicans rammed his amendment through the House floor during a middle-of-the-night session with almost no debate.

Under the guise of protecting religious freedom, the amendment would give religiously affiliated organizations license to discriminate against women, the LGBTQ community and religious minorities using taxpayer dollars.1

Now, the decision about whether this hateful and discriminatory amendment will stay in the NDAA is in the hands of just four individuals: Arizona Sen. John McCain, Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed, Texas Rep. Mac Thornberry and Washington Rep. Adam Smith. They are the majority and minority leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, and they are in charge of proposing the final version of the bill. That is why we are joining with our friends at the ACLU to put the pressure on them now to make sure this anti-LGBTQ amendment doesn’t get a vote during the upcoming lame-duck session in Congress.

Tell Sens. McCain and Reed and Reps. Thornberry and Smith: Do not use tax dollars to fund discrimination. Remove the Russell Amendment from the final version of the NDAA. Click here to sign the petition.

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