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Monday, May 30, 2016

GOP walkout after a Sodomite amendment is labeled "a sin"

GOP walkout after Sodomite amendment is labeled a sin



Rep. Rick Allen, a Georgia freshman, launched the GOP's regular policy meeting in the Capitol basement by reading a Bible passage condemning homosexuality and suggesting that supporters of the LGBT provision, which passed the House the night before, were defying Christian tenets, attendees said.
Several Republicans walked out of the room in disgust.
"It was f---ing ridiculous," said one GOP lawmaker, who was in the room and supported the LGBT provision. 
A GOP leadership aide offered a similar verdict. 
"A lot of members were clearly uncomfortable and upset," the aide said.
The LGBT language has been a thorn in the side of Republican leaders this month as they've tried to move through a series of government spending bills. 
Sponsored by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), the provision stipulates that nothing in the underlying spending bills can undermine President Obama's executive order barring discrimination by government contractors based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Last week, the provision had won enough Republican support to pass as part of a military construction bill, but GOP leaders held the vote open and urged supporters to switch their votes. The strategy worked, and the measure failed 213-212. Twenty-nine Republicans voted in favor.
"This is not about LGBT rights. It's about shipwrecking the appropriations process," Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) said after Thursday's vote.

"House Republicans' thirst to discriminate against the LGBT community is so strong that they are willing to vote down their own appropriations bill in order to prevent progress over bigotry," Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said.

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 http://thehill.com/homenews/house/281437-bible-verse-launches-gop-meeting-spurs-walkout