Human Events is reporting on some interesting legislation that’s cleared its first hurdle in the House of Representatives. (Emphasis mine)
House Democrats Pass Bill to Grill School Children about Sexual Preference
At the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing last Thursday, Democrats passed a bill to require federal health officials to question anyone seeking services from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) community health centers or other programs about their sexual orientation and “gender identity.”
Introduced by Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), H.R. 6109 requires HHS to obtain, retain and analyze sexual identity information from patients who seek healthcare, including children.
“This bill is about collecting data, no more, no less,” Baldwin said.
According to Baldwin, the current “lack of cultural competency” among federal officials means that “we are left with gaping holes in our knowledge on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) policy” resulting in “significant health disparities.”
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), top Republican on the committee, said the legislation was grossly intrusive.
“For the life of me I do not see any reason at all to do this bill,” Barton said. “It would require any individual who seeks services from any program offered by HHS to answer questions about their sexual orientation and gender identity. While I assume most adults understand and know what that is, it is inconceivable that a child in a program would even know what some of the terms mean.”
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In The Meantime…
Self-proclaimed “Blue Dog Democrat” Mike McIntyre (D-NC7) has stated in the past “I don’t work for Nancy Pelosi”.
Yet McIntyre was selected by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to serve on the Majority Leader’s Advisory Council, and he has been selected by Majority Whip Jim Clyburn to be a Senior Whip. In these leadership roles, McIntyre will help both Hoyer and Clyburn gather support for legislation, policy, and issues that are deemed important by Pelosi.
In layman’s terms, it’s Mike McIntyre’s job to figuratively ‘whip up’ support and votes for anything and everything The Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi) so desires. To include the questioning of children in regards to sexuality.
In response to his selection as a full fledged and senior member of Team Pelosi, McIntyre has stated, “I am honored to have a seat at both leadership tables.”
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