Comments on: Boehner on ENDA: ‘I haven’t thought much about it’ http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/04/18/boehner-on-enda-i-havent-thought-much-about-it/ America's Leading LGBT News Source Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: The fight for ENDA: Think you can’t be fired for being gay? Think again — MSNBC http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/04/18/boehner-on-enda-i-havent-thought-much-about-it/#comment-107785 Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:14:30 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=39426#comment-107785 […] LGBT rights. Last week, Speaker Boehner expressed little interest in advancing ENDA, telling the Washington Blade: “I haven’t seen the bill. I haven’t thought much about […]

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By: John-Manuel Andriote http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/04/18/boehner-on-enda-i-havent-thought-much-about-it/#comment-47377 Sun, 22 Apr 2012 22:17:12 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=39426#comment-47377 It’s astonishing–yet not at all surprising–that the Speaker of the House can give such a flip response to a legitimate question about a bill with implications for millions of American citizens and businesses. Yes, businesses. Surely with the corporate world to be affected, that alone would pique Republican interest–since obvious fairness and equal justice aren’t sufficient to these alleged Constitution-lovers. GMAB (Give me a break). As for LCRs…I find it sad that anyone is so wed to a nostalgic view of what a formerly great institution once stood for that they are willing to tolerate its outright hostility and utter disdain from their fellow Republicans, at least the moralizing right wing of the party. Why do we insist on being wed to this two-party system? It makes more sense to me, LCRs, to become a conservative wing of the Democratic party–where you are at least welcomed, rather than reviled. Then bring the good Republican ideas, the traditional ones you espouse, to reel in the Democrats and maybe help stiffen their spines.

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By: Matt http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/04/18/boehner-on-enda-i-havent-thought-much-about-it/#comment-47181 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 01:04:40 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=39426#comment-47181 Boehner: There are ample laws already in place to deal with this.

Most Americans mistakenly believe that anti-LGBT job discrimination is already illegal. I think Boehner is deliberately encouraging that misperception to justify inaction. Tim is right, the Blade should never have let him get away with the deception.

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By: Boehner: ENDA already exists « Hush that fuss http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/04/18/boehner-on-enda-i-havent-thought-much-about-it/#comment-47166 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:48:35 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=39426#comment-47166 […] Republicans still don’t want to pass LGBT legislation. Dems weren’t that much better on ENDA, though, besides performing some political theater. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. […]

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By: Steve http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/04/18/boehner-on-enda-i-havent-thought-much-about-it/#comment-47162 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 19:45:34 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=39426#comment-47162 Issue an executive order, yes. But not before the November election.

Issuing an Executive Order before then will not result in more votes for President Obama. The number of progressive/liberal/independents who won’t vote for Obama absent a pre-November EO is minimal. The number of right-wingers who will be galvanized by an EO is considerable. They are highly-motivated and good at getting out the hate-vote. Liberals and Independents are not good at getting out the progressive vote.

The net result of a pre-November EO will be fewer votes for President Obama’s reelection.

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By: John Boehner: ENDA Not Necessary, “Ample Laws Already In Place” / Queerty http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/04/18/boehner-on-enda-i-havent-thought-much-about-it/#comment-47150 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:40:43 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=39426#comment-47150 […] face with a Republican administration, check out what House Speaker John Boehner told the Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson about a comprehensive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA):  Asked whether […]

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By: I'm Just Sayin' http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/04/18/boehner-on-enda-i-havent-thought-much-about-it/#comment-47146 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:30:30 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=39426#comment-47146 Cue “chirps of crickets….”

Very quiet over there in Log Cabin Republican land. Having had so much to say about Obama’s failure to sign the ENDA executive order, apparently Boehner’s dismissive attitude on the same subject has rendered his LCR apologists speechless.

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By: Tim http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/04/18/boehner-on-enda-i-havent-thought-much-about-it/#comment-47118 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 01:37:27 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=39426#comment-47118 The Blade reporter should not have allowed Boehner to get away with that response. He actually made it sound like we have workplace protections in place already, and he knows that is a lie. In the past, I have observed the Democrats avoiding the discussion of our issues, because some of their members, (mainly conservative Blue Dogs) actually oppose LGBT rights. This is still a problem, but the GOP members are almost uniformally against us with a handful of exceptions. All of this lends credibility to the notion that Obama must issue an executive order to get things rolling, since the Republicans will never take action on the issue while they are in charge of the House.

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