Skip to comments.Big Push Building for DADT, ENDA Votes (Mary Bono Mack,Ileana Ros-Lehtinen,& Mark Kirk support ENDA
Posted on 05/03/2010 4:45:48 PM PDT by Maelstorm
Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, told the Signorile Show that she is still very optimistic ENDA will get its vote in committee in the next two weeks, but that we have to be marching in the streets.
And things are looking a little tough for ENDA these days. The right-wing has stepped up its rhetoric considerably in recent days, sounding an alarm.
An editorial in the conservative Washington Times in D.C. on April 23 said: First-graders should not be forced into the classrooms of teachers undergoing sex changes. Religious broadcasters and faith-based summer camps should not be forced to hire cross-dressers. Women should not be forced to share bathrooms with people with male body parts who say they want to be females. Yet those are some of the likely results if Congress passes ENDA, said the editorial.
The Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call ran two articles on Monday reporting that support was slipping for ENDA because of the inclusion of gender identity in this years bill. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.), who voted for the sexual orientation only ENDA in 2007 said shes now undecided and pointed to how the expansion of the law could affect schools as her concern. Ditto Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.).
But the paper said at least some Republicans are staying onboard with their support, including Reps. Mary Bono Mack of California, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, and Mark Kirk of Illinois.
But is it reasonable to expect both houses of Congress to take up both DADT and ENDA this year?
Its definitely possible, said David Smith, HRC vice president of programs and a long-time legislative activist on Capitol Hill. But is it going to be tough? On this issue, in this environmentyes.
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And we are sending Mark Kirk to the Senate? Now that sounds like a plan. He voted for Cap and Trade to regulate and tax energy now he supports forcing people to bow down to the will of gay activists. Really sounds like a liberty affirming fellow?
We can do better than these.
Mary Bono has a ton of gays in her district in Palm Springs, so this is no surprise.
Standing up for liberty and the right to associate shouldn’t be based upon getting homosexual votes which I doubt even in Palm Springs amount to much in the overall big picture. It always amazes me how homosexuals manage to get tacked on along with racism but antisemitism gets ignored. What have homosexuals done to deserve such status?
I know one FL Republican who oughta be primaried.
What is ENDA?
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act
The ENDA-civilization as we know it Act.
What does ENDA mean? Eliminating National Decency Act?
Employment Non-Discrimination Act. But don’t let the seemingly innocuous name fool you; leftists are craftsmen of the use of euphemism. ENDA would MANDATE full acceptance of homosexuality across society; in employment of any kind. Coupled with the latest “hate crimes” legislation, the leftists would have their “nuclear weapon” complete against any opposition.
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