LGBT bills unlikely to advance in Senate before Election Day

LGBT legislation unlikely to advance before 2012 electionBY CHRIS JOHNSON
Washington Blade

With a few months remaining in the 112th Congress—and a few weeks until lawmakers adjourn for August recess—advocates say the chances for advancing any pro-LGBT legislation even in the Democratic-controlled Senate are slim—at least before Election Day.

Michael Cole-Schwartz, spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, expressed the sentiment that progress on pro-LGBT bills is unlikely in Congress anytime soon.

“Obviously the calendar is tight with only seven legislative weeks between now and the election,” Cole-Schwartz said. “Further, as summer rolls on, it begins to get harder and harder to get much done on Capitol Hill.”

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