Republicans Stop Vote on ENDA

November 7, 2007 at 2:19 pm 3 comments

The Republican homo-hating machine just can’t stand the possibility of passage ENDA and are fighting tooth and nail to defeat the bill that would prohibit discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation. Its so typical of them.

From HRC Backstory:

BREAKING: Minutes ago, House Republicans used a procedural motion to adjourn the U.S. House as a desperate delaying tactic to keep ENDA from moving forward….

From the Library of Congress:

A motion to adjourn is a nondebatable motion to end the day’s session of the House or Senate or a committee. It sometimes specifies the time or day for reconvening, or makes reconvening subject to the call of Chair. Since a motion to adjourn is of the highest privilege, it must be voted on immediately. It cannot be offered in the Committee of the Whole.

Unbelievable. Our opponents are determined to make this a long, ugly debate…

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  • 1. Christine Simone  |  November 7, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    ENDA is not fully inclusive. There are significant problems with it because of the fact that gender identity and expression was explicitly taken out of the bill by Barney Frank. This leaves both trans and intersex individuals like myself with no legal protections regarding employment discrimination. It also leaves those gays and lesbians who display gender variant behavior behind. Basically the bill itself is a farce that has betrayed entire sections of the queer community, especially those who need the protections the most.

    If you were more informed on ENDA you would realize the complexity of the issue. But also how HRC has lied and completely decieved the entire transgender community since 2004 for backing this weakened legislation. Over 350 LGBT organizations on both a national and state level have basically come out against the current version of ENDA Barney Frank is putting forth because it lacks these protections.

    I could go on, but there is major issues with the bill as it stands and there will continue to be major issues.

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  • 2. Christopher  |  November 7, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    There you have it.

    Our “friends” like Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, the useless HRC, and a few self-annointed gay spokespeople, said if transgendered people were thrown under the ENDA bus, a fractioned ENDA bill would sail through the Congress.

    Looks like they had their heads up their arses.

    When will people realize that Repugs are our enemy?

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  • 3. Christopher  |  November 7, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) but with without protections for trans-workers after more than five hours of debate, wrangling, maneuvering and lobbying.

    In the end the House voted 235 – 185, mostly along party lines.

    The Human Rights Campaign – proving its uselessness, issued an open letter to members of Congress urging the House to pass ENDA even if it did not include protections for transgendered workers.

    Reply

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