ddlovato YES YES YES 🏳️🌈💖🏳️⚧️ This is an incredible step forward but now we need our Senate to follow suit!! Follow @humanrightscampaign@glaad@aclu_nationwide for updates and info on the Equality Act. Second slide shows small wins are wins too!
Repost from @washingtonpost :
The House on Thursday voted to pass the Equality Act, a far-reaching measure that has been decades in the making and would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The legislation was passed by the House in 2019 but blocked in the Republican-led Senate. This time around, Democrats now control the White House, House and Senate. President Biden has signaled his support for the measure, but it still faces an uphill fight in the Senate, where it would need 60 votes to break a legislative filibuster.
“We have passed it in the House before — the Equality Act, H.R. 5, to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said at a news conference at the Capitol Thursday morning. “This time, it will be not only passed in the House, but on a path to a signing at the White House. We’re very excited about that.”
After a tense and often personal debate, the House voted 224-to-206 for the measure, with three Republicans joining all Democrats to vote "yes."
The legislation would amend federal civil rights laws to ensure protections for LGBTQ Americans in employment, education, housing, credit, jury service and other areas. A number of religious denominations are lobbying against the measure, saying its lack of religious exemptions creates one of the most sweeping challenges to religious liberty in decades.
ddlovato We as a country need new humane AND safe solutions in order to continue to grow and lead by example. This is not ok and cannot be our solution.
Follow @thisisabouthumanity for more updates and information.
Repost from @thisisabouthumanity “Let’s not move backwards. We look to our leaders to embark on new solutions and not default to leftover systems.
News of a new migrant facility for children being opened leaves us concerned and we hope that the administration will start to envision a new way of welcoming individuals —especially children —to this country.
ddlovato@alokvmenon with the real 🙏🏼💕 Thank you for sharing your knowledge and educating us always.
Repost: “This is not about being politically correct, it’s about being correct. The refusal to acknowledge this stems from a misunderstanding of what transphobia is.
Transphobia is not just prejudice or violence against an individual trans person, it is a belief system that presumes non-trans people to be more “natural” than trans people. Only individual people can self determine their gender.
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ddlovato Wow... such a beautiful story below. Will be adding Bonne Maman products to my grocery orders in the future. A company & story that will go down in history for making a change in our world, especially in the darkest moments. 💕
Repost from @curtisleejamie : #Repost@itsjasonflom
Good morning! If you only read one caption today, please read this 🕊
Incident in a NJ Supermarket - tweet yesterday by Michael Perino @ProfessorPerino
“At the supermarket today, I found a small, elderly woman standing in front of a high shelf holding @BonneMaman_us preserves. She was having trouble finding the flavor she wanted because the jars were set back on the shelf.
She couldn’t read the labels. She could barely reach them. I offered to help.
After I handed her the raspberry preserves, she thanked me, paused, and then asked, “Do you know why I buy this brand?”
I laughed and replied, “Because it tastes good?”
“Yes, it tastes good.” She paused again. “I am a Holocaust survivor.”
This was not the conversation I expected on a Sunday grocery run. “During the war, the family that owns the company hid my family in Paris. So now I always buy it. And whenever I go to the store, my grandkids remind me, ‘Bubbe, don’t forget to buy the jelly.’”
I told her that that was the best reason I ever heard to buy any company’s product. And then we both smiled behind our masks and went our separate ways.”
Someone else on Twitter looked into the story and indeed, the town that Andros Company, the makers of Bonne Maman, comes from, hid and saved Jewish families in WW2. It was called Biars sur Cere, which then had about 800 villagers.
From an article, “You have to understand what it was like then. There were posters on the walls, from the Nazis and from the collaborators, and they said that if you are found to help a Jew, a freemason, a communist, a socialist, or a pervert, you will be shot on sight.” Despite the great danger in which helping them put the villagers in, still they kept the children safe.”
A good reason to buy Bonne Maman products. And a poignant reminder that when we look out for each other it can change lives, and that there are good and selfless people in the world.
ddlovato Y’all my dad @eddie.delagarza took a HAMMER to the ice in the pool and nothing is happening... this is DALLAS TX - IT HAS NEVER ONCE FROZEN OVER - He’s having to icicles to melt for water and to use to flush the toilet because the ice is too hard to break...