Rep. Ilhan Omar: ‘We’ve Passed…Bills…to Give LGBTQIA+ People The Protections It Has Denied’ –

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( – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.) sent out a Tweet on Thursday that retweeted a CBS News Tweet of a clip of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R.-Calif.) saying that the legacy of the current House of Representatives was that it had issued more subpoenas then the laws it had passed.

“We’ve passed hundreds of bills,” Omar responded to McCarthy in her tweet. “To improve the election security your party has compromised, to give LGBTQIA+ people the protections it has denied, and to raise the wages of workers it has ignored.”

Omar blamed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) for not bringing House-passed legislation up for a vote in the Senate.

“If only Mitch took a break from defending the president to bring them to a vote,” she said.

In May, the House passed a bill that amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 so that it would cover lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

“The legislation, which amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in both public and private sectors, offering civil rights protections in businesses, hospitals and welfare services,” The New York Times reported on May 17. “It explicitly states that individuals cannot be denied access to a locker room or dressing room on the same basis.”


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