Posted by on June 11, 2021 1:20 pm
Originally From: Queerty

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The US Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to designate the site of the Pulse nightclub as a national memorial.

Senator Rick Scott (R) introduced the senate bill. It recognizes the anniversary of the shooting, in which 49 innocent lives were lost. The tragedy, in which a gunman targeted an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, unfolded in the early hours of June 12, 2016.

A companion house bill was led by Rep. Darren Soto (D) and passed in the House on May 12.

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Soto took to Twitter to thank people for supporting the legislation in the Senate.

Saturday marks 5 years since our Central Florida community lost 49 angels in the Pulse nightclub shooting. I am honored that my

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