U.S. House passes bill to designate gay nightclub as a national memorial

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H.R.3094 passed on Friday by a voice vote after first being proposed last June by Representatives Stephanie Murphy, Darren Soto and Val Demings

The U.S. House of Representatives is busy with legislation to help everyday Americans,

Including … passing a bill designating the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. as a national memorial site?

The purpose was supposedly to honor 49 LGBTQ people who were shot to death there in 2016 by an Islamism-preaching son of Afghan parents. Shooter Omar Mateen was killed by police in the incident.

H.R.3094 passed on June 26 by a voice vote after first being proposed a year ago by representatives Stephanie Murphy, Darren Soto and Val Demings, according to MailOnline.

The bill grants the crime scene federal status and establishes a memorial and museum at the site. It also allows the memorial to continue to be run independently by the onePULSE Foundation, a nonprofit started by club owner Barbara Poma.   

Rep. Soto said on the House floor: “The designation of the Pulse nightclub as a national memorial site honors the lives of those taken as well as the survivors, first responders, and the entire Central Florida community. Together we will open minds and hearts and we will make the Pulse memorial a national symbol of hope love and change.”

Pulse Nightclub and the foundation went on Twitter to offer their thanks to the politicians for helping get the recognition for the club.  

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