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house Bill H.R. 3094

Should a Federally-Designated National Pulse Memorial be Established at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida?

Argument in favor

The Pulse nightclub shooting in June 2016 was a tragedy that must be memorialized to ensure it isn’t forgotten. Redesignating the Pulse Memorial as the National Pulse Memorial would give the memorial the national-level recognition it needs. This proposal has precedent, with 10 memorials across the country already having federal recognition without federal funding.

Argument opposed

Given that this bill wouldn’t provide any National Park System funding or other federal funds for the National Pulse Memorial, it’s unclear what benefit there is to redesignating the Pulse Memorial. Rather than redesignate the Pulse Memorial without making it part of the National Park System, it would be more meaningful to redesignate the memorial as part of the National Park System and provide federal funds for its maintenance.

    I am a Christian that personally holds to a traditional sexual ethic. But that doesn’t change the fact that American citizens were killed for exercising a freedom that this country had assured them. The tragedy and everything that followed were incredibly influential, and deserves recognition on the federal level, especially if it won’t cost the federal government a cent!
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    Yes, please build a monument to remember the lives lost. However, action is also needed. Please push for gun control in this country!!! Crimes against people who are in the LGBTQIA+ community are a hate crime and domestic terrorism. People, organizations, and spaces online that encourage hate, bigotry, and/or violence against the LGBTQIA+ community should be listed as domestic terrorists and have their platforms for communication removed and definitely no access to a gun. Ensure that comprehensive and LGBTQIA+ inclusive sex education is taught in schools and promote positive representation in the media and pass the ERA (hopefully, it can be expanded to include protections for people who are LGBTQIA+ - especially federal legal protections in all aspects of life for people regarding gender identity (especially those who fall under the nonbinary umbrella), gender expression (important for those under the gender nonconforming umbrella), and intersex status and characteristics of sex and being intersex within an attribute of sex (important for people who are intersex and let’s also push for eliminating medically unnecessary surgeries of children who happen to be intersex). Hopefully, all of these actions will help to educate people and spread a strong message that people who are LGBTQIA+ are simply people and a part of the tapestry of human diversity. We need to do whatever we can to remember the lives lost, but we must follow with concrete action in order to prevent any more tragedies.
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    I vote yes however. If this happens the argument will be well why isn’t this happening for all tragedies. I’m all for the remembrance but you’ll have some who won’t be.
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    Great idea! Memories won’t be forgotten!
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    Yes, we worship every other tragic event and its survivors, yet we have not built a monument for a large mass shooting.
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    In a fascist state we need to celebrate the lives of people slaughtered by addiction, the Pulse represents the best of American diversity and while its tragic end should be recognized as a way that we can encourage America strength and diversity
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    This was a national tragedy and deserves national attention and designation.
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