Editor: The U.S. House last month passed the Equality Act, and it is now before the Senate Judiciary Committee for review and analysis before it may possibly be put on the floor of the Senate for a vote as passed or with amendments and, of course, possibly revised into a brand new bill.

The thinking of analysts is that it will never be brought before the full Senate by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Hill Senate staff for both Arizona Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema have indicated that neither of them have taken a position on the bill.

I urge you to call, email or write them to urge that they support this bill.

This bill would modify current civil rights laws to add protections or prevent discrimination for people based on their sexual preference and gender identity in areas such as employment, housing, public accommodations and federal programs.

Only eight Republicans in the House voted for the bill, and President Trump appears to be opposed.

This issue is obviously part of the divide between the parties and may well be an issue in next year’s election.

Glenn Miller

Prescott

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HwyRovr

Not to worry, when it comes to equality for all Americans the Republicans will see to it no such thing will ever transpire.

rolson

The problem is that in the bill provisions that dictate the loss of freedom to others. It sounds like one thing but introduces other things that can't are just part of the socialist effort to control Americsnd. If the Senate removes those provisions my guess is that a substantial number of Democrats will oppose it!!

HwyRovr

Hi, how you doing today? I'm sure I'm not the only one who has no idea what in the world -Americsnd - is but that's of no importance. What I am curious about is when we can expect you to provide an answer to the question I have been asking of you since February. At that time you stated that people were KILLING BABIES and I have asked many, many times that you tell us exactly who is KILLING BABIES? You seem to have time to weigh in on other subjects with your usual incorrect assessments of the facts so I am confident you cannot tell us who is KILLING BABIES, but just take some curious pleasure in spewing nonsense. So let us cut to the chance - just admit you know absolutely nothing about anyone KILLING BABIES and we will move on secure in the knowledge you know nothing about the trash you post here.

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