Ted Cruz called for overturning Obergefell. House Democrats forced the GOP to take a stand, causing turmoil among Republicans. Now Democrats must force a Senate vote.
Well now it looks like Schumer will be bringing it to a vote!. Glad a lot of people spoke out.
"In the space of 24 hours, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the majority leader, shifted from declining to commit to a vote on the measure on Tuesday to saying that he intended to bring it to the floor. Mr. Schumer also said he was working to get the requisite 10 Senate Republicans on board to ensure that it could move a bill past a filibuster.
“This legislation is so important, I was really impressed by how much bipartisan support it got in the House,” he said on Wednesday."
Schumer and the Dems need to get this passed NOW! He needs to finally pull up the big boy pants and do something to protect our community.
Congressional Dems need to start codifying rights asap to save the country from a repulsive and dangerous court.
This business of "not having time" really grates on the American working people. Durbin should shut up about it. There's 111 days until the midterms, and most Americans don't care about the twists and turns of entirely self-imposed delaying processes the Senate has invented to slow down progress.
Do the thing. Then do the next thing. Do the other thing. Do one more thing.
That's one week; 14 left until the midterms. Rinse and repeat. Stop acting like Mitch runs the joint.
When has Dem leadership ever supported the LGBTQ community? Gay marriage exists because of the courts - NOT politicians. The fact that DOMA is still on the books proves it. We've always been second class citizens within our own party. Schumer is a wimp! I'm tired of seeing him bitch slapped by McConnell!
Couldn’t believe that was Chuck’s initial reaction, and such a stupid comment from Durbin. Some Democratic politicians have a real problem reading the crowd.
We owe a big thank you to Portman’s gay son, for being out to his dad (doubt Portman would have been with us otherwise). I agree that there’s a real possibility it’ll pass the Senate. I think it would be brilliant of McConnell, because it could mitigate the hit they’re going to take over abortion and the end of Roe, they know 70% of Americans are with us, and they’re starting to be concerned of looking too nuts to folks in the middle. We will see if Tony Perkins and the Christian nationalists scare the GOP Senators enough 🙄
You folks are not seeing the bigger picture in Schumer's strategy and hurting the party with name-calling and divisive rhetoric.
Curious that the DEMS are foot dragging on the one bill that is a no- brainer. With hopes dashed on kitchen table issues, how on earth is this one social issue (which is a win-win) is not a priority on Schumer's docket? Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is becoming quite routine. The old guard has to be forced into the sunset...