Last month over 80 people, mostly gay men and transgender women were arrested, while at least 45 were detained, beaten and tortured in the capital city of Baku. House members signing onto the letter include Frank Pallone, Jr. Grijalva AZMichael E.
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Representative Chris Smith R-NJ 4th District has claimed an audio recording, in which he appears to suggest that he would rather see children waiting to be adopted sent to orphanages than taken into the care of same-sex couples, has been taken out of context. In the tense back-and-forth, a student can be heard asking Smith, who was first elected to Congress in and is now seeking reelection in November, whether he would view her sister, who is gay, as being "less of a legitimate parent" than someone in a heterosexual relationship. Smith said the question was not up for debate, calling it "legally moot" due to a series of court rulings making same-sex couple adoption legal in 50 states.
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Supporters of the legislation had been requesting a hearing for months, and the first public discussion was held in the House, albeit in the nontraditional setting of the Rules Committee, whose jurisdiction is not specific to health care. The small venue accommodated only a few dozen spectators, and just four reporters, for a meeting that was largely devoid of the fireworks or partisan bickering that often accompany debates about health care. Instead, members of both parties mostly asked economists and policy experts about how the proposal would work and what it would cost.
President Obama received a letter on Wednesday from members of Congress calling on him to sidestep those jackoffs in Congress present company excluded and sign the Employment Non-Discrimination Act into law by executive order. Recognizing that the Republican-led House of Representatives will never get its act together, the House Democrats, led by Reps. Frank Pallone D-N.