I’m of two minds when it comes to the current incarnation of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) as it currently stands…on the one hand, ENDA as currently written is a flawed bill – case in point: the numerous religious freedom sops thrown into the bill. On the other hand, I have to ask: would you rather have ENDA as is, warts & all or would you rather continue to sit on your ideological hobby horse and not have ENDA as law, warts and all?
Senate Historical Office offers a Civil Rights Proponents’ Strategy For Success
By Cathy Kristofferson, May 28, 2014
Today the United States Senate Historical Office gave a presentation “Civil Rights Act at 50: Civil Rights’ Proponents Strategy For Success”. This seemed a good lesson the LGBT community needs to learn as we fight discrimination, religious bigotry, and our own “entrenched and dedicated opposition.” We are hoping one day to celebrate our own “at 50” moment say ‘Stonewall At 50’ in 5 years. Sadly, we already know one history lesson our well-funded proponents Chad Griffin and Rae Carey have NOT learned is how to say ‘No’ to those who will exempt and compromise away subsets of our community.
Last June, when the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (ENDA) was introduced, Julian Bond – President emeritus of the NAACP and veteran of the successful campaign for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – came out…
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