Are we surprised that our ruling class/establishment "Republicans" care little for the values of their constituents? No. Are we surprised that they have broken their campaign promises to their constituents? No.
Back when they were campaigning in 2010 (McCain) and 2012 (Flake), John McCain and Jeff Flake made these promises.
John McCain stated on a Center for Arizona Policy survey that he "Opposed adding sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in discrimination law."
Jeff Flake stated on the same survey that he "Opposed adding gender identity or gender expression to antidiscrimination law."
See Breaking News: Senators McCain and Flake Break their Promise to Arizona Voters.
Consider that our Republic was designed to promote Equal Justice, not special or social justice. The Republican platform states that we believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman.
Both Senators Flake and McCain recently voted in favor of ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act). It sounds so fair, so generous, and so compassionate. Right? Like so many other "feel good" pieces of legislation, this law carries with it unintended consequences. Please see excerpts from Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) Threatens Civil Liberties.Read more