Vote-switching on gay-rights measure causes uproar in House

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The House crushed a gay rights measure by a solitary vote Thursday, inciting Democrats to noisily serenade, "Disgrace! Disgrace!" from the chamber floor and lash out at GOP pioneers who they blamed for twisting the principles to organize the thrashing.

Democrats said Republican pioneers permitted an excessive amount of time for the vote, and utilized the additional minutes to get some GOP legislators to covertly change from "Yes" to "No," damning the move.

The hubbub fixated on a change by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, New York Democrat, to one of the yearly spending charges that would have invalidated dialect in another bill passed not long ago that said the administration can't victimize religious gatherings that get government contracts.

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