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LGBTQ earmark pulled from spending bill over ‘sex parties’; Democrats tried to avoid disgrace

Posted on AllSides March 7th, 2024
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LGBTQ issues, US Senate, Senate Democrats
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Democratic senators rushed to cancel $1 million they had inserted into a spending bill for an LGBTQ center in Philadelphia after a viral report said the place hosted sex parties.

Sens. John Fetterman and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania asked that the money be pulled from the list of pet projects included in the overall bill, which will fund several Cabinet agencies.

It was exactly the type of embarrassment Congress hoped to avoid as it took another spin on the cash carousel known on Capitol Hill as earmarking, by which lawmakers redirect some...

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