U.S. Senate: "Silence Is Not Golden, its rotten" says Eugene Delgaudio
The deafening silence of the U.S. Senate opposition to the homosexual lobby is rotten, says Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate the U.S. Inc.
Radio Silence From ENDA Opponents on Senate Floor
There's one thing that hasn't been heard on the Senate floor as the chamber debates legislation to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation: any opposition.
Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., noted the radio silence from senators opposed to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act during his own floor speech on Tuesday.
"I searched the Congressional Record of yesterday to look for one statement in opposition to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. There is not one. There was a specific opportunity given for anyone opposed to that measure to stand and speak," Durbin said. "Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa supported it. He spoke eloquently from this desk yesterday before the vote, and then time was allocated to those in opposition. No one stood to speak. But then 30 voted against it."
Durbin was referencing the Monday evening vote to limit debate on taking up the measure, which would prohibit employment-based discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Not a single opponent stood on the Senate floor to speak out against the bill, a remarkable silence.
ENDA: A Significant Silence in the Senate
Social Conservatives Flummoxed By Senate GOP Silence On LGBT Anti-Bias Bill
It's inexcusable that no Republican senators are willing to stand up and defend the Constitution," said the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer. Only one GOP senator spoke out against the legislation.