Is it mandatory to have a Voting Act, that was first enacted in 1965?
How about a Defense of Marriage Act?
Should there even be a discussion between human beings that spells out that you should treat other human beings with dignity and respect?
I say a resounding, NO!
To the 138 Republicans including one woman from South Dakota, who voted against the VAW Act, should there be legislation that says specifically, women should not be abused on an Indian reservation? No woman should be abused, no matter where she lives or her ethnicity.
By that same measure,a human being should not be subjected to violence, or any form of intimidation based on who they choose to share their lives with.
Every American citizen has a right to get married to the person they choose.
Was there a judicial decision handed down when you decided on your life partner?
Should there be a law limiting your right to vote? If you say yes, who should have the right to decide?
Certainly not Republicans, who has tried to suppress the votes of certain citizens who they feel do not agree with their philosphy on how this country, and it's citizens should be controlled.
The goal should be to get as many voters as possible, to exercise that most basic of RIGHTS.
Suppression is never good.
So many laws and Acts what about "do not enslave another human being".
It's true you cannot legislate morals, but common decency should be EVERYONE'S GOD GIVEN RIGHT.
As one female Democratic Senator said "these laws should be swept away in the dustbin".
So the answer is still no, human beings should not have to be mandated to "treat others as you would want to treated."
It's not too late America, while the world waits and watches,these decisions will have an impact on future generations.
Choose wisely, how you would want to be remembered.