Burr, Grassley, McCain, Paul and Toomey All Voted Against Measure To Prohibit Discrimination
The Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) would prohibit discrimination against LBGT youth in schools, a worthy goal that should have no partisan boundaries. But unfortunately, several Republican Senators up for re-election next year sunk this legislation by voting no on protecting these students. GOP Senators voting no included Senators Burr, Grassley, McCain, Paul and Toomey.
“It is unconscionable that Senators Burr, Grassley, McCain, Paul and Toomey voted down a measure that would protect children at a time and place when they are most vulnerable,” said Sadie Weiner, DSCC National Press Secretary. “Every child deserves to go to school in a safe space, free from bullying or tormenting, and it’s truly shameful that these Senators voted against protecting children when they need it most.”