Thursday, November 8, 2007
House Passes ENDA
The House of Representatives has passed the Employment Non Discrimination Act which provides employment protections to gay and lesbian Americans. This is historic and cause for celebration. We have come so far in a relatively short time.
I know Bush will likely veto it, but this bill's passage will make it easier to pass it again when we have a President who actually cares about Americans. The toothpaste is out of the tube and even George Bush can't stuff it back in.
I also know that this is a trans-less bill, and that's regrettable. But I believe there is something to be said for incremental progress. We should take our victories when we can and build on them. I realize that I would probably feel differently if I were a "T" instead of a "G" but I still believe strongly that this is a significant victory for all of us.
Watch Barney Frank's emotional speech on the House floor as he stands down the Republican thugs. It's hard to watch it without getting choked up.
Posted by Sam at 9:13 AM