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TWO CONGRESSMAN ASK FOR PUBLIC COMMENT FREEDOM-- GAY MOB SEEKS TO GAG THEM

BUZZ FEED REPORTS:

Two key House Republicans on employment issues have asked the Labor Department to withdraw its new rule protecting LGBT employees of federal contractors from discrimination.

House Education and Workforce Committee Chair John Kline, a Republican from Minnesota, and Rep. Tim Walberg, the Republican chair of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, made the request for a 60-day public comment period for the rule in a letter to the head of the office responsible for enforcing it.

"[W]e understand the public was not afforded an opportunity to submit comments as provided under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA)," Kline and Walberg wrote to Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Patricia Shiu. "Public comment is essential to all rulemakings."

One prominent LGBT advocate expressed anger at the move from Kline and Walberg.

"Kline represents a moderate district where majorities of voters support LGBT workplace protections, so this is clearly an example of Kline pandering to the extremist element of the Republican base," Tico Almeida of Freedom to Work told BuzzFeed News.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/house-republicans-call-on-labor-department-to-withdraw-new-l?bftw

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