Press release: NDP’s Kleeb: Reps. Flood and Smith continue to strip Nebraskans of rights by voting against bill protecting same sex and interracial marriages 

Nebraska Democratic Chair Jane Kleeb on Tuesday condemned Republican Reps.  Mike Flood and Adrian Smith for voting against a House measure to protect same-sex and interracial marriages.

“Once again, they voted to strip Nebraskans of their rights,” Chair Kleeb said. “Instead of representing Nebraska families, Flood and Smith represent the cruel wing of the Republican Party.”

“Flood is on a real roll in his first few weeks in D.C. Flood’s mean-spirted and heartless vote on gay marriage came on the heels of his votes against an Amber Alert-type warning system for active shooters and a bill that would’ve codified Roe v. Wade and protected a women’s constitutional right to travel to another state to receive an abortion.” 

BACKGROUND: The measure, which passed 267-to-157, is a direct confrontation with the Supreme Court, whose conservative majority in overturning Roe v. Wade abortion access has sparked concerns that other rights enjoyed by countless Americans may be in jeopardy, according to The Assocated Press.

Tuesday’s vote in the House was part of the legislative branch asserting its authority, pushing back against an aggressive court that appears intent on revisiting many settled U.S. laws in order to cater to a cruel and right wing of the Republican Party.


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