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    Meaning of sentence

    Good afternoon,

    I am reading an article about the children adoption which comes from an Arizona's newspaper but one sentence stuck me. See above this extract:

    "The non-profit group lobbies for conservative family issues, and it is backing the bill."

    The bold part is for me a bit troubling. Can you show me the beginning of the way to understand this section. I reckon the writer is talking about a group of persons who wants to change the law and are fighting against the bill, but I am sure.

    Thanks a lot in advance for your waste of time on my question.

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    Re: Meaning of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Good afternoon,

    I am reading an article about the children adoption which comes from an Arizona's newspaper but one sentence stuck me. See above this extract:

    "The non-profit group lobbies for conservative family issues, and it is backing the bill."

    The bold part is for me a bit troubling. Can you show me the beginning of the way to understand this section. I reckon the writer is talking about a group of persons who wants to change the law and are fighting against the bill, but I am sure.

    Thanks a lot in advance for your waste of time on my question.
    You could scarcely have got it more wrong!

    If you "back" something, you support it.

    This group which is backing the bill wants it to succeed. Presumably the bill is seeking to legalise some family-friendly issue.

    buggles (not a teacher)

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