Cue Boehner Being an Ass in 3-2-1
The count is in and the US Senate just advanced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in a 61-30 cloture vote. Unfortunately, the bill is headed for the House where Speaker John Boehner dropped his two-cent nonsense earlier today with his claim that:
The Speaker believes this legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs, especially small business jobs,
His office later added,
We have always believed this is covered by existing law, . . . this is not a new issue or a new position -- it's a longstanding position, and, frankly, not 'news' at all. This has been his position, on the record, for years, stated publicly many times.
Sounds like the same tired Republican defense against supporting equal rights for just about anyone but stodgy old straight white dudes. Got it.
Also on today's #TWiBRadio, #TeamBlackness we're joined by Wagatwe Wanjuki, Online Community Manager at RH Reality Check, with a special docket item about sexual assault on US university campuses. We also discussed what the hell happened to stop-and-frisk in New York, and we got some "sad but informative" analysis from TWiB! Legal Analysis Rad-Femme Lawyer on why we should care about what's happening to all those with uteri in Oklahoma and Texas.
And this morning on #amTWiB, The Morning Crew discussed the millions of hungry and homeless Americans in the wake of massive SNAP cuts last week, an update on state voter ID laws, and a field trip to the piercing studio?