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06 September 2007

ENDA

Matt Foreman has a piece up at The Bilerico Project about this week's House of Representatives hearings on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). A few quotes before you click over and read the whole thing (you ARE going to click over, aren't you?):
One is that for the first time ever, the version of ENDA now moving through Congress will cover all our people -- lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The other is that for the first time ever, we have every right to expect -- yes, demand -- that both houses of Congress pass ENDA and put it on the president's desk.
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Why is the inclusion of transgender people in ENDA so monumental? Well, there's the obvious answer that because transgender people face tremendously intense discrimination in this country it would be unconscionable to leave them out.
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After last fall's election, all the LGBT organizations working on federal policy and legislation came together and agreed that getting ENDA passed this calendar year was our No. 1 priority. We have the votes -- including Republican ones -- to do it. As stated earlier, public support has been there for years. What's left is the political will to do it.

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