LGBT Activists Target Congressional Democrats for Federal Civil Rights Legislation   Leave a comment

FWIW, Melanie, the more I think about it, the more I’ve come to conclusion that ENDA – as it is currently written – doesn’t work and should be scrapped. If Congress is going to pass ENDA, it needs to pass one that covers everyone, with no religious exemptions whatsoever clearly written into the bill.

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Queer Nation Demands Comprehensive Federal Civil Rights Legislation 

By Melanie Nathan, July 31, 1204.

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 10.40.27 AMContinuing to pressure Congressional Democrats to advance comprehensive federal civil rights legislation that will give lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans the same legal rights and protections that all other Americans currently have, Queer Nation is targeting Rep. Mike Michaud in a social media campaign titled “Which Side of Your Mouth Should We Listen To?”

Michaud, who is gay and a candidate for governor in Maine, supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which only bars employment discrimination against LGBT people and has a sweeping religious exemption that would let nearly 200,000 religiously affiliated employers fire or deny jobs to LGBT Americans.

Many national and state LGBT groups dumped ENDA over its religious exemption. On other issues, Michaud has called for “real solutions.” He asked Pres. Barack Obama to “follow the example of strong anti-discrimination laws…

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Posted July 31, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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