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Anti-Gay Lawmaker Voted Against Coronavirus Bill Because It “Redefined Family” By Providing Sick Leave To Domestic Partners

Mar 18, 2020

By Lee Fang

ARIZONA REPUBLICAN Rep. Andy Biggs, one of the 40 lawmakers who voted against the coronavirus stimulus bill, said he did so in part because the legislation included paid sick leave benefits for domestic partnerships.

“They’ve redefined family for the first time in a federal — in a piece of federal legislation, to include committed relationships,” Biggs said Monday on a radio program produced by the conservative Christian group Family Research Council. “The problem with that is it’s really hard to define a committed relationship, and it’s really hard to define anything related to that.”

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which passed on Friday evening in the House of Representatives, provides expanded coverage for Covid-19 diagnostic tests; broadened unemployment and food stamp benefits; and included provisions to provide tax credits to cover two weeks of limited paid sick leave and up to three months of family and medical leave payments to care for those affected by the novel coronavirus.

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2 comments on “Anti-Gay Lawmaker Voted Against Coronavirus Bill Because It “Redefined Family” By Providing Sick Leave To Domestic Partners

  • Theists have some pretty twisted thinking. Their unseen gods come before the humans standing right in front of them.

    JFK claimed he was a devout Catholic, but I admired the courage it took to pronounce that if his belief conflicted with his government duties, he would resign rather than let his belief determine his actions as a representative of the people. Kudos, sir.


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  • @OP – produced by the conservative Christian group Family Research Council.

    Theists and especially fundamentalists, also love their Humpty-Dumptyism giving fancy pseudo-science names to their brain-addled committees, along with redefining words like “logic”, “reason”, “truth”, “research”,  and “evidence”, as self-awarded badges of false authority for their psychotic “revelations”, circular navel gazing, and dubious claims!

    Vicki says: –
    Theists have some pretty twisted thinking.

    Yep!  Their preachers actively coach them in the fallacies of “faith”  –  labelled as “logic”,  from an early age!

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