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House Proceeding 11-07-07 on Nov 7th, 2007 :: 0:51:54 to 0:55:47
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Doc Hastings

0:51:40 to 0:51:54( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: frank: i take back my time. that's not all the gentleman said. but the effect would be to try to undermine the bill. when people who are opposed to the basic bill and opposed to the amendment,

Barney Frank

0:51:54 to 0:52:18( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: lament the chance not to vote on an amendment which would undermine the bill, people should understand where we are. i filed the bill that included people who are transagainered. earlier this

Barney Frank

0:51:54 to 0:55:47( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barney Frank

Barney Frank

0:52:18 to 0:52:33( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: year, i was proud when this house passed a hate crimes bill that included transgender. we have had prejudice of various sorts. sadly prejudice increases as difference increases. we have made progress

Barney Frank

0:52:33 to 0:52:46( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: in, i believe, disputing the prejudice against people like myself, who are gay. we have not meant to believe there is much progress in people who are transgender. i believe the argument is there

Barney Frank

0:52:46 to 0:53:04( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: for including everyone. i believe there was an argument for including illegal immigrants in the schip bill. the question is this, if we do not have the votes to go forward with as many as we would like

Barney Frank

0:53:04 to 0:53:18( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: to do, do we then abandon any effort and do we allow those who are opposed to any progress at all in the anti-discrimination fight in this area to use a particular group as a way to prevent

Barney Frank

0:53:18 to 0:53:37( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: progress? mr. sp eaker, i have been voting on anti-discrimination measures for 35 years since i joceined thehe legislature and i hagive voted repeatedly to protect based onon ethnicity, based

Barney Frank

0:53:37 to 0:53:47( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: on religion, based on age -- i'm a beneficiary of the age one but i wasn't when i voted onhe it. and i wished we had the votes inin this -- i ask for an additional one minute. the spe aker

Barney Frank

0:53:47 to 0:54:05( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. frank: i wish we had the votes to ban discrimination of all sorts and i wish i hads as much energy as iid when i voted to

Barney Frank

0:54:05 to 0:54:18( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: ban age discrimination. i wish i couldn't add weight. i hope we will go forward today and do as much as we can. i i b elieve that if we are able to muster the votes to tell millions of americans

Barney Frank

0:54:18 to 0:54:32( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: who are gay and lesbian that they are not bad people, that it is not legitimate to fire them simply because of who they are. the message we send to those people, the message we send to se

Barney Frank

0:54:32 to 0:54:45( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: high school students who go to school each day fearing the kind of torment they will confront, that wil l be the significant advance we have made in fighting discrimination. and i wish we

Barney Frank

0:54:45 to 0:55:01( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: could do more. if we are able to do this, i will continue my efforts to do more. i'm glad to see a lot of recruits to protect peoptsle of transgender.de i wish there were that many -- i ask for 15 more

Barney Frank

0:55:01 to 0:55:13( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: seconds. i will make this prediction, if we go forward today and adopt legislation that bans discrimination based on sexual ownertation but does not ban based on gender identity, some of us will continue

Barney Frank

0:55:13 to 0:55:24( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: to fight. and many of those seeking to use that issue today will be our opponen ts as we go forward trying to do it. the speaker pro tempore: the time has expired. the gentleman from washington.

Barney Frank

0:55:24 to 0:55:34( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: mr. hastings: i yield myself 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. hastings: i appreciate my friend from massachusetts for yielding to me and

Barney Frank

0:55:34 to 0:55:47( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: at least entering a brief exchange where i was tried to explain my belief based on the procedure and the rule. he took back his time and while he may have conceded that's what i was talking about,

Doc Hastings

0:55:47 to 0:56:00( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: he said that's not what you meant. he is expanding what my thought process is, but i do appreciate the gentleman for at least yielding to me. i will yield to the gentleman. mr. frank: i simply wantedpl

Doc Hastings

0:55:47 to 0:57:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doc Hastings

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