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    Murkowski is a key vote as Congress aims to pass radical pro-abortion/LGBT Equality Act

    By AlaskaWatchman.com

    The U.S. House in on the cusp of passing an extremely radical bill that would advance the abortion and LGBTQ agenda nationwide. Coined the “Equality Act,” it was introduced, Feb. 18, by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.). The House is expected to vote on the measure next week.

    Passed by the Democratic-controlled House in 2019, the Equality Act stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate. This time around, Democrats narrowly control both chambers of Congress and have a president eager to sign the bill.

    In 2019, Alaska’s Rep. Don Young was one of only 20 Representatives who did not cast a vote on the bill. It ultimately passed the House with 228 Democrats and 8 Republicans in favor, and 173 Republicans voting against it. While weakened after the recent election, Democrats still hold a narrow 221 to 211 majority in the House.

    The U.S. Senate is more complicated. With a 50-50 split, Vice President Kamala Harris’ vote gives Democrats a narrow majority, but that may not be enough to pass the legislation because the bill requires 60 votes to overcome a filibuster and make it to the Senate floor. That means Democrats need to convince 10 Republicans to jump ship.

    In 2019, Sen. Susan Collins of Main was the only Republican to express support for the Equality Act. It is unclear where Sen. Lisa Murkowski stands, but she has increasingly aligned herself with the more radical elements of the pro-abortion and LGBTQ agenda.

    If the Equality Act does pass out of the Senate and Biden signs it into law, it would change the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include “gender identity and sexual orientation” among the legally recognized “non-discrimination” classifications. This would mandate that Americans accommodate and facilitate behavior and events associated with the LGBTQ movement in private establishments, business, health care, entertainment and many other areas.

    Furthermore, the Equality Act would require businesses with more than 15 employees to affirm officially recognize gender identities and sexual orientations, and would ban opposite-sex locker rooms and restrooms.

    On the abortion front, the Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act by removing any language that currently allows Congress to withhold federal funding for abortions. The bill could also be used to force healthcare professionals to facilitate abortion on demand, even against their conscience.

    TAKING ACTION

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    • Click here to contact Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
    • Click here to contact Sen. Dan Sullivan.

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    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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    15 Comments

    1. Other than her colleagues in the US senate impeaching her. The only way a citizen can recall a sitting US senator is by voting them out at the ballot box when they’re up for re-election. Otherwise we are out of luck.

    2. If you have any doubt as to if Lisa will vote with the Democrats set those doubts at ease with confirmation Lisa will vote with the Democrats. She needs her Liberal followers more than her Conservative constituents.

    3. Contact your house district leaders and demand she be censured and start recall efforts if that is decided. Put pressure on the legislature and on the Republican do nothing leadership. Several of the house districts in this state have already censured her.

    4. I really have a hard time believing she was re elected. After hearing about the dominion software, I can’t help believe the votes were switched. I wish someone would look into it.

      • An audit has been done. There has been no evidence anywhere of “vote switching”. Despite what Mr. Pillow, Roger “Dirty Tricks” Stone, and Rudy “Handsy” Giuliani may tell you!

    5. Lisa, is a fraud and has rarely represented the republican party in Alaska! She votes her own bias again and again, not what we the people (who supposedly elected her) want her to…case in point she voted to impeach President Trump, you think that’s what we wanted Lisa? You are incapable of representing us Alaskans! You should resign!

    6. With all the crap that is going on in this country, especially Washington, D.C. have you wondered why you haven’t heard a word from Lisa as to what her perspective is on this chaos? She seem to keep quite when her constituents need clarification. Maybe she knows she is part of the problem and best keep her thoughts to herself. You would think someone that represents a population of 768,146 people would alert them to the criminal, UN-American, activities we witness daily from the media. I believe she keeps quite in order to pacify her handlers. A true American Senator/Representative (Statesman) would publicly alert their constituents as to what they see tearing at the fiber of the American system, i.e. Ted Cruz, Jim Jordan, Devin Nunez, Chuck Grassley, and Matt Gaetz; you know the true American patriots. But Lisa, she doesn’t care, she’s perfectly comfortable with protecting the swamp by repression of the truth. Why any American patriot would think that she represents them is beyond me.

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