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House Proceeding 11-07-07 on Nov 7th, 2007 :: 1:16:58 to 1:19:31
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that someone who presents himself or herself as being of another sex or gender, imagine what they must go through in their daily lives. and imagine we who take an oath to defend the constitution

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:16:58 to 1:17:02( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: whichio somehow separate those people from the claims of justice, from the claims of constitutional protection. we all love it country. we all love being americans. but to be an american means

Carolyn B. Maloney

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Speech By: Carolyn B. Maloney

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:02 to 1:17:05( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: really standing for those constitutional principles and really understanding that life, liberty and pursuit of happiness are something that everyone should have access to and that everyone should

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:05 to 1:17:08( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: have equal protection of the law and due process. i'm very concerned as my republican colleagues are, that the baldwin amendment can be offered and pulled back without a vote. because if it was

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:08 to 1:17:12( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: given a vote, i would vote for the baldwin amendment. and i'm very -- excuse me -- the speaker pro tempore:te the gentleman's time has expired. mr. kucinich: my time has experienced. mr. hastings:

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:12 to 1:17:15( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: i'll yield lie self 30 seconds. mr. kucinich: i share the concern that my public colleagues have that we won't have a chance to vote on a baldwin amendment because i believe -- that this is

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:15 to 1:17:18( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: not a republican -- mr. hastings: reclaiming my time becauseus i gave the gentleman time to ho pefully respond to what i am going to suggest. and that is if he would vote no on the previous

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:18 to 1:17:22( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: question, then i -- tha t would be to amend the rule to allow a vote under normal rules, normal order so if you would jo in me in voting no on the previous question, then you'll have an opportunity

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:22 to 1:17:25( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from washington. mr. hatings d thank you, mr. speaker. at this -- mr. hastings: thank you. i'd like to yield two minutes

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:25 to 1:17:28( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: to mr. brown. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is eo recognized for two minutes. mr. brown: i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, today i rise to speak against h.r.

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:28 to 1:17:31( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: 3685, the, employment nondiscrimination act and the restrictive, undemocratic and aauthorize tearian rule that the democrat t par ty has put before us today. i realize that i'm one of the

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:31 to 1:17:34( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: newest members of the house of representatives. haven't beenn' -- having been sworn in just three months ago. but i recognize the totaltarian regime when i see one. . and today's rule is a

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:34 to 1:17:38( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: perfectfe example. for you good folks at home, this is what's happening in a nutshell. the democrats put this bill on us that will grant special employment privileges and protected minority

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:38 to 1:17:41( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: status to anyone who defines themselves by sexual ownertation, but that's not all, they gave us less than 24 hours, less than 24 hours's notice that this bill would be on the floor, because

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:41 to 1:17:44( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: when the schedule for this week was sent last friday, it made no mention of this discriminatory bill, and for good reason. they don't want the american people to realize they are undermining

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:44 to 1:17:48( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: america's religious liberties in the house of representatives. but they didn't stop there. then the democratic majority decided to rig the process to block republican amendments to even slightly

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:48 to 1:17:51( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: improve this terrible and unfortunate bill. b in an author tarian regime right here in the house of representatives, otherwise known as the democratic majority. i will vote against this rule and

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:51 to 1:17:54( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: urge my colleagues to do so. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlela dy from florida. ms. castor: i would like to yield one minute to the the gentlewoman from new woyork, ms. maloney.

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:54 to 1:17:57( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. mrs. maloney: i rise in strong support of the underlying bill and the baldwin amendment and will offer protection to tense

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:17:57 to 1:18:10( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: of millions of americans now. right now, far too many worke go to work every day fearing they could be fired on the spot, no questions asked if their employer discovered their sexual ownertation.

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:18:10 to 1:18:24( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: this year, it is legal in 30 states to fire someone because he or she is gay, lesbian or bisexual. hard working tax paying americans shouldn't be forced into the shadows and shouldn't

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:18:24 to 1:18:38( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: have to live with the constant legitimate fear that they could lose their jobs. that is why i strongly support providing protection from discrimination to transagainered americans and i will not

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:18:38 to 1:18:53( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: rest until they live their lives free of fear, discrimination and intolerance is the law of this land. but i know from my years on the city council where we worked to pass similar legislation

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:18:53 to 1:19:01( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: and my years in the women's movement we need to make history now and pass the underlying bill and protect people here in america now. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington.

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:19:01 to 1:19:12( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: mr. hastings: i reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. gentlelady from florida. f ms. castor: i yield two minutes to the the gentleman from new jersey, another outspoken

Carolyn B. Maloney

1:19:12 to 1:19:31( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: advocate, mr. holt. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jelersey is recognized for two minutes. in mr. holt: as a strong sultpporter of inclusive that provides employment protectionsoy

Rush D. Holt

1:19:31 to 1:19:45( Edit History Discussion )

Rush D. Holt: for sexual ownertation and gender identity, i'm an original m co-sponsor of enda, the legislation we should be taking up today. we have a fully inclusive employment nondiscrimination law. we

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