The Constitutional Amendment passed the House with the required 2/3 margin, 34-5, with 2 absent. The Republicans who believe women are not equal and undeserving of rights are Rich Collins, Tim Dukes, Charles Postles, Dave Wilson and Lyndon Yearick.
Matthew Bittle has a statement from Collins: “Rep. Rich Collins, R-Millsboro, said he fears an equal rights amendment prohibiting discrimination based on sex would strengthen the state’s case for creating a regulation allowing students to self-identify gender.”
So he doesn’t want to outlaw sex discrimination because he still wants to discriminate against Transgendered persons. He wants to discriminate dammit!
HN399—CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ON EQUAL PROTECTION.
SPONSORS: Longhurst, Hansen, Henry, Townsend, Bushweller, Cloutier, Ennis, Lopez, Marshall, McDowell, Poore, Sokola, Walsh, Baumbach, Bennett, Bentz, Bolden, Brady, Heffernan, Hudson, Jaques, J.Johnson, Q.Johnson, Keeley, Kowalko, Lynn, Mulrooney, Osienski, Paradee, Ramone, Schwartzkopf, M.Smith, Viola, K.Williams
YES VOTES: B.Short, Baumbach, Bentz, Bolden, Brady, Briggs King, Carson, D.Short, Gray, Heffernan, Hensley, J.Johnson, Jaques, K.Williams, Keeley, Kenton, Kowalko, Longhurst, Lynn, M.Smith, Matthews, Miro, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Osienski, Outten, Paradee, Potter, Q.Johnson, Ramone, Schwartzkopf, Smyk, Spiegelman, Viola
NO VOTES: Collins, Dukes, Postles, Yearick, Wilson
ABSENT: Bennett, Hudson
HISTORY: Passed House 34-5-0-2.
STATUS: Waiting on consideration in Senate.