‘Have You No Shame?’ Rep. Al Green Delivers Impassioned Speech on Equality Act

‘Have You No Shame?’ Rep. Al Green Delivers Impassioned Speech on Equality Act
As the House debated the Equality Act, legislation reintroduced by Democratic Rep. David Cicilline that would establish the first federal LGBTQ anti-discrimination protections, Rep. Al Green delivered a moving speech in support of the bill.

In his remarks, Green fought back against the notion that God and religion are adequate reasons to deny people their civil rights.

“And still I rise, Mr. Speaker,” Green said, quoting Maya Angelou.

He continued, “You used God to enslave my foreparents. You used God to segregate me in schools. You used God to put
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