In three days ' time, on the fifth anniversary of the attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the united states Senate unanimously passed legislation to establish a field that is in a gay night club, is a national monument.
Of the house of representatives passed its own version of the bill on May 12. This event is now President Joe Biden, who is supporting a number of pro-LGBT proposals, and is expected to sign it into law, but it's not clear exactly when to use them.
Senator Rick Scott, R-Florida, introduced in the Senate bill. Scott was the governor at the time of the massacre, which resulted in a 49 clubgoers who were killed and dozens more were injured before the gunman, Omar Mateen, was in a rush to be killed by police three hours after the siege.
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Announce the event on Wednesday, Scott said, is to talk to parents who have lost a child, as well as to participate in the funeral and the wake up of the young victims, in accordance with the June 12, 2016, attack, "one of the hardest things I ever had to do, either," reports the Orlando Sentinel.
"This is a bad one for a terrorist act, designed to divide our country, as well as the faith, the fear in the hearts and minds," Scott said later in a statement. "But, instead, we came together and supported each other through the sadness and the darkness, in order to save and restore it."
This is similar to the bill passed in the u.s. house of representatives, and in 2020 it languished in the Senate. Scott's response was unanimous, with the bipartisan support of the other, a Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican, and the state of California, Senator J. Alex Padilla, a Democrat.
In a statement, Rubio said that he " Ilham is the essential part of the Sofa to the resilience, pride, and strength."
On Twitter, the aforementioned gothic girl, Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the terrorist attack, turned to the Florida delegation in order to be recognized in the holy land."
In a message on the Pulse of the Nightclub's Facebook page, he expressed gratitude for the adoption of the bill.
Consensus is the so-welcome news, since we're here in order to mark the five year anniversary of the Pulse tragedy," the statement said. "This is in recognition of both the house of representatives and the Senate, it means a lot to the LGBT community. #WeWillNotLetHateWin"
To vote in a one-week period of the Republican Government. Ron DeSantis has signed a new state budget that cut funding for Orlando and the LGBT Community Center, and the organization as a shelter for homeless LGBT youth.
Wolf, now a media relations manager for the Equality Florida, said the reduction DeSantis has "declared war" against the state's gay community.
"Prior to the memorial service at the 2019 Governor DeSantis, stand in the holy land, a few steps away from the places that I fled the building in 2016, promised that he would always have the support of those of us who are suffering from the recording of the Pulse Nightclub," the Organization said in a statement. "Today, we can say that two years later, he was vetoed by our community psychiatric service. I'll never forget it."