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Lindsey Graham threatens to “talk until I fell over” to stop LGBTQ civil rights bill from passing


Lindsey Graham and Sean Hannity Photo: Screenshot/Fox News Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that he will filibuster “till I fall over” to prevent the Equality Act from becoming law on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show last night.

“I would talk until I fell over to make sure that the Equality Act doesn’t become law, destroying the difference between men and women,” Graham said with a look of determination.

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The Equality Act, which would expand existing federal civil rights protections to include LGBTQ people, passed the House last month and the Senate is now considering it. While Democrats hold a slim majority – 50 senators plus the tie-breaking vice presidential vote – under current Senate rules 60 votes are required to end a filibuster so that the chamber can vote on a bill.

This means that LGBTQ advocates have to find 10 Republicans to vote to end the debate on the Equality Act, or Senate Democrats have to end or restrict the filibuster.

Graham was on Fox News to talk about President Joe Biden’s proposal to make the filibuster harder. Currently, a senator who filibusters a bill doesn’t actually have to talk […]

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