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July 07, 2004

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HRC Expects Senate to Begin Debate Tomorrow on Discriminatory Amendment

'Spending time on a discriminatory amendment instead of pressing issues like homeland security is shameful,' said HRC President Cheryl Jacques.

WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign expects debate on the discriminatory Federal Marriage Amendment to begin tomorrow, with a vote expected by the middle or end of next week. HRC's marriage war room is moving to an office on Capitol Hill, implementing the final stages of our work to protect the Constitution in the U.S. Senate.

"Spending time on a discriminatory amendment instead of pressing issues like homeland security is shameful," said HRC President Cheryl Jacques. "The American people want Congress focused on issues that would help Americans, not undermining the Constitution. All fair-minded voters should call their senators' offices and tell them to get back to business."

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

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