Comments on: ENDA supporters demand action now http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/05/19/enda-supporters-demand-action-now/ America's Leading LGBT News Source Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.6 By: Tim http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/05/19/enda-supporters-demand-action-now/#comment-1530 Thu, 20 May 2010 21:21:25 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=7491#comment-1530 I have to agree with EL on several points. First, we should hold Speaker Pelosi accountable, and if she doesn’t find the enough time to schedule votes on our bills in 2 years time, she needs to face primary opposition from an openly gay candidate in the San Francisco area which she represents. She can be replaced with a pro-LGBT candidate who will put our issues first, or at least make them a higher priority as opposed to being dead in the agenda, and this goes for all the Democratic members of Congress who leave us hanging.
I also agree that ENDA has to be a higher priority than DADT, because ENDA affects the whole community, whereas DADT only affects those LGBT people who serve in the military. Of course, there are a number of other LGBT bills pending in Congress that are not getting votes; such as the Uniting American Families Act, the Domestic Partnership Benefits & Obligations Act, the Student Non-Discrimination Act, and the Repeal of the obnoxious DOMA law. So far, the Dems haven’t done squat on any of these bills, and now they want us to wait until next year when they will have fewer members and may actually lose control of Congress!

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By: ENDA Supporters Demand Action Now « endaNOW http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/05/19/enda-supporters-demand-action-now/#comment-1529 Thu, 20 May 2010 18:40:22 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=7491#comment-1529 […] ENDA Supporters Demand Action Now May 20, 2010 tags: Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ENDA, National Week of Action by endanow by Chris Boyer | Washington Blade […]

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By: EL http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/05/19/enda-supporters-demand-action-now/#comment-1528 Thu, 20 May 2010 15:28:57 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=7491#comment-1528 I’m so sick of Pelosi putting off ENDA. She’s from San Francisco isn’t she? Why isn’t the community their demanding more from her in terms of leadership in regards to our legislation and making it a priority?

Not enough votes to overcome a filibuster in the Senate and danger of it being recommitted in the House? What chances does the bill have in the Fall if more right-wing conservatives replace current incumbents? It’s never a good time or a right time. I blame Pelosi and the Democrats for dragging this on for so long without a vote with excuses like Health Care has to come first. Why must we always come last in relations to everything else?

ENDA is more important than DADT! More people in our community benefit from ENDA than they will from lifting DADT. Why should ENDA lose out to accommodate a vote on lifting DADT? It’s a stupid shorsighted set of priorities that puts DADT over ENDA!

Further, I am for helping out transgenders but if including them in the bill gives our enemies enough ammunition to derail the bill, then I have to question how effective is an all or nothing strategy? Having gays and Lesbians protected from national job discrimination is important and that should not be sacrificed if transgenders will keep the bill from passage indefinitely. We’ve been fighting for acceptance since 1969 while transgenders have only come on the scene over the last decade or so. They are way behind in making the majority more accepting and tolerate of them. Why should all the community pay for that?

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By: Sloan http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/05/19/enda-supporters-demand-action-now/#comment-1527 Wed, 19 May 2010 23:47:34 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=7491#comment-1527 Call your Senators and Representative at 202-224-3121 and urge them to co-sponsor and pass ENDA. Calling Congress is the best action we can take to get ENDA passed this year.

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By: Tim http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/05/19/enda-supporters-demand-action-now/#comment-1526 Wed, 19 May 2010 19:11:40 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=7491#comment-1526 No surprise here, the Dems are leaving us hanging again, despite several promises that action on ENDA and other LGBT legislation would be coming soon. What a coincidence that they always tell us action will come soon before fundraising events and then throw us under the bus after they collect all those contributions from the LGBT Community. It really is time to cut them off and tell them we are going to let them hang in this election unless they keep their many unfulfilled promises to the LGBT community.

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