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  • LGBT groups dump ENDA after Hobby Lobby

    07/09/2014 7:20:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The Hobby Lobby case has produced some ridiculous hysteria and pronouncements, especially from lawmakers and Obama administration officials, and that may have just produced some significant backfire on their own side of the aisle. The White House and Democrats on Capitol Hill put a lot of effort into pushing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) on behalf of the LGBT community, a bill that would prohibit employment discrimination for a wide range of sexual-orientation categories. It passed the Senate with Republican votes that came after adding a clause that protected religious expression similar to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA),...
  • CNBC Co-Anchor Simon Hobbs Accidentally ‘Outed’ Apple CEO Tim Cook as Gay

    The TV reporter was caught up in a discussion about the rarity of openly gay CEOs when he said, ‘I think Tim Cook is open about the fact he’s gay.’ Simon Hobbs is likely wishing he could press rewind. The CNBC co-anchor spoke too soon during a live segment of "Squawk on the Street" Friday when he accidentally outed Apple CEO Tim Cook. New York Times columnist and CNBC contributor James B. Stewart spoke about his recent column dealing with the "tortured life" former BP chief John Browne led as a closeted gay CEO. "I just found it very, very...
  • Monica Wehby endorses ENDA (OR: RNC Bait and switch)

    06/19/2014 9:30:11 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 06/16/2014 | Jeff Mapes
    When (Republican) Wehby was first asked (before the primary)about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, she said she was not familiar enough with the bill to take a stand on it. Wehby also visited Portland's annual Pride Festival on Friday and tweeted pictures of her posing with participants. The festival, held in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, is tied to the annual parade celebrating the LGBT community.
  • 'Gays' admit ENDA game: outlaw Christian morality

    11/11/2013 4:18:22 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 21 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | Matt Barber
    If Signorile and other "LGBT" activists get their way, this would mean that churches, mosques, synagogues, religious schools, Bible bookstores, as well as any and every other business in America with 15 or more employees, would be forced, under penalty of law, to abandon the biblical and traditional-values viewpoint on human sexuality, and hire (and otherwise not offend) those who openly flaunt expressly sinful and demonstrably self-destructive sexual behaviors.
  • 10 Republican Senators Voted to Force Businesses to hire Transvestites

    11/08/2013 4:22:49 PM PST · by Shery · 53 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | November 8, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Margarine is on the way to becoming illegal, but businesses will be required to employ 300 pound men in dresses. Because America is now Sweden. 10 Republican Senators courageously joined the effort to prevent businesses from firing men who wear dresses. How many Republicans voted for the bill?: 10. Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Patrick J. Toomey (R-Pa.). At this point, McCain isn’t exactly a surprise. Ayotte unfortunately does whatever he tells her. Why did...
  • 10 Republicans vote yes as transgender ENDA bill passes U.S. Senate

    11/08/2013 2:47:18 PM PST · by NYer · 105 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 8, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    John McCain voted yea WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This afternoon the Senate approved a bill that could force business owners who adhere to traditional values to hire homosexuals, bisexuals, and those who do not dress in accordance with their biological sex or face litigation. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed following a bipartisan 64-32 vote. Supporters say it would forbid “workplace discrimination” against homosexuals and transgender employees and job-seekers. But critics say, like the HHS mandate, its religious exemption is unduly narrow and would force employers – including Christian schools and nurseries – to violate their consciences....
  • Quotas for Transsexuals: What ENDA Portends

    11/08/2013 1:09:45 PM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 8, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    A man dressed as a woman entered a women’s locker-room at a college in Washington State. This locker-room at Evergreen State College is used not just by co-eds but also by little girls who use the college for programs.In a subsequent police report the transvestite was accused of “sitting with her legs open with her male genitalia showing.” Put aside the absurdity of a “her” having “male genitalia” and focus on the fact that what this man did was perfectly legal. Police and the school had to ignore the complaints because in Washington State “sexual orientation and gender identity”...
  • ENDA Threatens Fundamental Civil Liberties

    11/08/2013 3:43:29 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    America is dedicated to protecting First Amendment freedoms while respecting citizens’ equality before the law. None of these freedoms is absolute: Strong governmental interests can at times trump fundamental civil liberties. But the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (ENDA) does not satisfy any such interest; rather, it tramples First Amendment rights and unnecessarily impinges on citizens’ right to run their businesses the way they choose. The proposed legislation does not protect equality before the law; instead it would create special privileges that are enforceable against private actors. ENDA could also have serious unintended consequences. It would impose liability on employers...
  • Ari Fleischer: Why the House must pass ENDA (Remember-the Bushes are CONSERVATIVES!)

    11/07/2013 6:22:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 7, 2013 | Ari Fleischer, Bush White House press secretary
    On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to protect gay employees from job discrimination with an overwhelming bipartisan vote. Republicans should support these protections, and I hope the GOP leadership in the House schedules the bill for a vote. It’s the morally right thing to do. No one should lose their job, or not get hired, because of their sexual orientation. Allowing people to be successful in their workplaces is an essential piece of individual opportunity and liberty. Working for a living is one of America’s freedoms. It’s a virtue to be encouraged — and supporting it is important to...
  • Senate Approves Gay Rights Bill

    11/07/2013 1:27:46 PM PST · by lbryce · 139 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2013 | Ed O'Keefe
    The Senate passed historic gay rights legislation Thursday to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace, another victory for the gay rights movement that has been gaining favor in the courts and electoral politics. Senators voted 64 to 32 to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The vote marked the first time lawmakers had approved legislation to advance gay rights since repealing the military’s ban on gay men and lesbians in uniform in late 2010 and came two days after Illinois became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Just four months ago the U.S. Supreme...
  • Nay/Yea votes for ENDA

    11/07/2013 4:10:02 PM PST · by upchuck · 25 replies
    US Senate ^ | Nov 7, 2013 | US Senate
    Votes here.
  • Harry Reid: Mormons evolving on gay rights

    11/06/2013 8:17:13 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 73 replies
    politico.com ^ | November 06, 2013 | BURGESS EVERETT
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and its members are gradually changing their views on gay rights, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. On the precipice of passage for a bill that would ban workforce discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, the Mormon Reid (D-Nev.) told a small group of reporters that as his social views have shifted to embrace bills like the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, so to have many of his fellow churchgoers. “When I attend church here in Washington, D.C., I bet more people agree with me than disagree with me, and so...
  • Senator Mary Landrieu votes for Anti-Catholic/Anti-Christian Bill [ENDA]

    11/05/2013 4:57:58 PM PST · by topher · 1 replies
    Various | November 5, 2013 | Vanity
    The ENDA Bill is one that strips Catholics and Christians of their Religious Freedom. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is one who has helped pass this Anti-Catholic/Anti-Christian Bill. Below is info on the Bill and articles about it: From LifeSiteNews.com: Catholic Bishops say ENDA could ‘punish’ traditional religious views [Excerpt] by Ben Johnson Tue Nov 05, 2013 13:14 EST WASHINGTON, D.C., November 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill to forbid “discrimination” against homosexuals and transgender employees could “punish” those who hold to traditional views about sexuality and biology, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) warns. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act...
  • Night of the Living ENDA

    11/05/2013 7:46:11 AM PST · by WXRGina · 3 replies
    American Clarion ^ | November 5, 2013 | Gina Miller
    Just like the flesh-eating zombies in Romero’s classic 1968 horror picture Night of the Living Dead, the sinister “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” (ENDA) won’t stay in the grave. Although attempts to add “sexual orientation” to the list of federally protected people date back to the early 1970s, ENDA was first spawned in 1994 and repeatedly re-introduced and killed in subsequent Congresses. Back in April, it again became undead in the Senate, as S. 815, by pro-homosexual Democrat Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and 55 cosponsors, two of whom are Republican: Susan Collins (ME) and Mark Kirk (IL). In the House, we...
  • Reid Hopes to Pass LGBT Workplace Protections

    11/01/2013 9:22:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    usnews.com ^ | November 1, 2013 | Lauren Fox
    The search is on for one last senator to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees from workplace discrimination. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to the Senate floor for the first time in 17 years next week, a statistic that both awes and infuriates advocates who say the vote is long overdue. "People realize this is the next big civil rights step in America," says Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. "It is a historic step forward." The legislation would make it illegal for employers to fire workers based on their sexual orientation. Already nearly two...
  • Harkin pushes bill prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity

    11/04/2013 1:00:33 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 38 replies
    radioiowa.com ^ | Dar Danielson | November 4, 2013
    Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat, spoke on the Senate floor today urging passage of a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Harkin said a vote in favor of the bill would be positive for both the House and Senate. “I think in the general public we’re probably about as popular as a toothache right now,” Harkin said. “But this week we can show the American people that we can come together and we can lift our eyes above the haze and the smoke, the horizon, and we can make this country a...
  • Senate Bill Bans Discrimination Against Cross-Dressers

    11/04/2013 11:33:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 4, 2013 - 12:56 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which will come up for a cloture vote in the Senate today, mandates that employers in the United States permit men to dress as women at work and women to dress as men as long as they otherwise adhere to “reasonable dress or grooming standards.” Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, the bill’s primary sponsor, has been joined by 55 co-sponsors. So the bill already has the backing of a 56-vote majority in the 100-member Senate. …
  • Senator Collins, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to End Workplace Discrimination

    04/18/2011 8:57:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Senator Susan Collins ^ | April 15, 2011 | Senator Susan Collins
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, along with her colleagues Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Tom Harkin (D-IA), have introduced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to finally prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Senator Collins has long been a strong supporter of this legislation. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 would prohibit employers, employment agencies, labor organizations and joint labor-management committees from firing, refusing to hire, or discriminating against those employed or seeking employment, on the basis of their perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity. Such protections are already in...
  • Refudiating “Does Sarah Palin Support Gay Rights?”

    02/09/2011 8:35:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The New Civil Rights Movement ^ | February 9, 2011 | David Badash
    There’s a dangerous meme making its way across the Internets: “Does Sarah Palin support gay rights?” thanks to her almost-Libertarian response to gay GOP group GOProud’s attendance at this weekend’s CPAC. The Alaska Dispatch, writing at Huffington Post, reports Palin “told the Christian Broadcasting Network that it was a ‘scheduling conflict’ that prevented her appearance, not GOProud’s presence at the convention. And she went one step further, telling CBN that conference attendees should not so quickly dismiss the opportunity to provide a full spectrum of conservatism. News website POLITICO reports Palin alluded to the controversy that GOProud’s inclusion at the...
  • Cain's thoughts on abortion, DADT, and ENDA

    01/18/2011 7:05:04 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 8 replies
    Onenewsnow.com ^ | 1/18/11 | Chris Woodward
    "I absolutely would defund Planned Parenthood -- not because I don't believe in planning parenthood, [but because] Planned Parenthood as an organization is an absolute farce on the American people," he notes. "People who know the history of Margaret Sanger, who started Planned Parenthood, they know that the intention was not to help young women who get pregnant to plan their parenthood. No -- it was a sham to be able to kill black babies." ...
  • US Senate's lame-duck gift to the homosexual movement

    12/31/2010 9:24:34 PM PST · by massmike · 5 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 01/01/2011 | n/a
    Last week the homosexual movement got another big victory thanks to the US Senate Republicans (including Scott Brown) caving in. By unanimous consent in the Senate, Chai Feldblum, a lesbian law professor and the primary author of the pro-homosexual Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), was finally confirmed as a member of the powerful Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which wields enormous power over the nation's employers.
  • Big Push Building for DADT, ENDA Votes (Mary Bono Mack,Ileana Ros-Lehtinen,& Mark Kirk support ENDA

    05/03/2010 4:45:48 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 494+ views
    http://www.southfloridagaynews.com ^ | 02 May 2010 | Lisa Keen
    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...
  • Radical Homosexual Lobby gearing up to pass ENDA

    11/20/2009 8:35:22 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 19 replies · 704+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | November 20, 2009
    The radical homosexuals are gearing up to push through the "Employment Non-Discrimiation Act" (ENDA).Here's the email the "Human Rights Campaign" is sending out to their supporters: ------------------------Dear xxxxxxxxx, Members of Congress need to hear from you today! We need 57 calls to Reps in support of an inclusive ENDA. Will you take 45 seconds to make one of them?   Then click here to report your call. The House Education and Labor Committee is getting ready to move ENDA soon, but you may have heard that the committee vote has been pushed back a few weeks. It's more important than...
  • Barney Frank’s new gay attack on hetero/Christian America: ENDA is coming back this Wednesday

    11/16/2009 6:02:50 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 33 replies · 2,012+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | November 16, 2009 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The poisonous ENDA is back. Barney Frank, the champion of gay America, will force a “debate” on the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA) on Wednesday. Indications are it has a good chance of being signed into law. Frank has 189 cosponsors for the latest ENDA bill H.R.3017 and six of them are Republicans. According to Congressman George Miller: “The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 3017), … would prohibit employment discrimination, preferential treatment, and retaliation on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by employers with 15 or more employees.” This sounds okay right? Think again. If gays were discriminated against...
  • Gay Activists Launch Boycott of Dems

    11/10/2009 3:55:22 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies · 666+ views
    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion ^ | Nov. 10, 2009 | William A. Jacobson
    A group of prominent gay-rights bloggers, activists, and fundraisers, led by AMERICAblogGAY, is launching a boycott on contributions to the Democratic National Committee and Obama's campaign apparatus: We are asking voters to pledge to withhold contributions to the Democratic National Committee, Organizing for America, and the Obama campaign until the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is passed, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) is repealed, and the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is repealed -– all of which President Obama repeatedly promised to do if elected.... Democrats should not have promised to support gay civil rights rights in exchange for our...
  • President taps lesbian activist to EEOC

    10/12/2009 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 79 replies · 3,219+ views
    ONE NEWS NOW.com ^ | /12/2009 6:00:00 AM | Allie Martin
    SNIPPET: "The president has nominated Chai Feldblum, a lesbian activist, to be commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Her appointment is awaiting Senate confirmation." SNIPPET: "Feldblum, a law professor at Georgetown University, has signed an online petition titled, "Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision for All Our Families and Relationships."" SNIPPET: ""Chai Feldblum is on record saying that the battle between our religious freedoms and homosexual so-called rights is a zero sum game," says Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality." SNIPPET: ""She says she can't think of a case where the religious rights -- in...
  • OBAMA LEGISLATION SET TO STRIP CHRISTIANS AND BUSINESS OWNERS OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

    09/23/2009 7:22:23 AM PDT · by Psion · 45 replies · 2,569+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Spet. 23, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Perversity or Perish! Freedom, Be Damned! We're going to Hell September 22 - New Day of Infamy Dawns It happens today. The House Committee on Education and Labor will hold a hearing on H.R. 3017, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) piece of legislation designed to strip all American business owners of their First Amendment rights.The hearing begins at 10 a.m. EST and will be webcast.The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is designed to make homosexuals, bisexuals, drag queens, cross-dressers and transsexuals into federally-protected minority groups. Once enacted, the latest legislation from the Obama Administration will produce...
  • Gay agenda is back: Obama to bring back ENDA, DON’T ASK DON’T TELL and repeal DOMA before October

    09/21/2009 6:03:50 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 17 replies · 1,084+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | September 21, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Sources (at a reliable Gay website) say by October Obama’s new gay agenda will be launched. Following Alinsky’s rule: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up. Attack, attack, attack…. never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest” Obama keep America constantly under attack” Obama will continue his attacks with gay issues. First attacks The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) was first. Pushed by gay hatred for Pro-lifers and religion, especially the Catholic Church, FOCA would’ve forced Catholic hospitals to commit abortions. We beat it. Immediately afterward came the Employee Free Choice Act or “Card Check” the Democrat/union scheme to...
  • ENDA - Work place is the wrong place for sexual politics

    09/03/2009 6:50:59 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies · 568+ views
    email: AFA | 9/3/2009 | Staff
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009 (ENDA) is a proposed federal law which would have the effect, according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), of "making it illegal to fire, refuse to hire or refuse to promote employees simply based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity." ENDA (H.R. 2981 - H.R. 3017 - S. 1584) has been changed from the "gay-only" version the House passed in 2007 to include language banning job discrimination based on "gender identity" as well as sexual orientation - complete with special protections for the transgendered. It would mean your child's teacher, if he...
  • Here it comes: ENDA introduced in the US Senate by Republicans and Democrats

    08/05/2009 1:15:53 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies · 992+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | August 5, 2009 | Staff
    A new drive for special "rights" for those who commit homosexual acts. Email from the well-financed and powerful radical homosexual lobby today: Employment Non-Discrimination Act introduced in U.S. Senate Task Force: ENDA ‘reflects core U.S. value of fairness’ “People recognize that our nation as a whole benefits when everyone is allowed to contribute their talents and skills, free from discrimination, which is all ENDA seeks to do.” — Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund applauds today’s Senate introduction of the Employment...
  • ENDA is back -- Barney Frank

    06/23/2009 7:44:45 AM PDT · by simicyber · 10 replies · 685+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition ^ | June 22, 2009 | TVC
    The Employment Non-Discriminaton Act is back..... http://www.traditionalvalues.org/modules.php?sid=3673
  • Obama’s Evangelicals: The Liberals’ New Useful Idiots

    01/25/2009 3:53:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies · 1,735+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2009 | Doug Giles
    In less than a week after Obama’s swearing in, our nuevo POTUS unfurled his radically liberal abortion and family plans together with his juicy pro-homosexual agenda. Good job, all evangelicals who voted for Obama, as these aforementioned ditties—from a biblical perspective—are about as sanctified as the Antichrist French kissing a crack whore in Bret Michaels’ hot tub. Yep, I wanna give a special shout out to all the “major” ministers who fawned and swooned over Barack and swayed their congregations to vote for him in spite of his anti-scriptural stances on life, marriage and sexuality. Let’s take a look at...
  • Obama offers 'open door' to gender-confused

    11/11/2008 2:45:43 PM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies · 691+ views
    One News NoW ^ | 11/11/2008 | Jim Brown
    Peter LaBarberaA conservative activist is expressing alarm over president-elect Barack Obama's plan to expand a Clinton-era executive order that provides special protections for federal employees based on their sexual behavior. The Obama-Biden transition team has included both "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" in its non-discrimination policy for applicants for employment in the incoming Obama administration. President Bush, much to the chagrin of many social conservatives, did not overturn Bill Clinton's executive order prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. However, the Clinton order does not address so-called gender identity. Word of Obama's planned executive order has excited his allies...
  • Obama's Mandate for Nationalized Same-Sex Marriage

    10/22/2008 5:28:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 791+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2008 | Terence Jeffrey
    Appearing Monday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Joe Biden made the most high-profile statement yet of the Obama-Biden position on same-sex marriage. DeGeneres asked where he stands on California's Proposition 8, a 14-word proposal that says, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." Those exact words were enacted originally as a California statute in 2000, when 61 percent of voters approved Proposition 22, the California Defense of Marriage Act. This May, in a 4-3 decision, the California Supreme Court threw out Proposition 22, declaring same-sex marriage a "right" under the California Constitution. Proposition...
  • Transgender View of DNC Platform on LGBT Issues (cringe alert)

    08/18/2008 7:42:45 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies · 199+ views
    avalon farm blog ^ | 8/18/08 | Richmond
    Yesterday, the Platform Committee of the Democratic National Committee met in Pittsburgh to review and amend the draft platform. In July, community meetings were held all across the country to gather input from people of all walks of life. Those of us in the 2nd Transgender Caucus stepped up in our own way to ensure that the concerns of the Transgender community were heard and ncluded. Amanda Simpson of Arizona met with her Governor, Janet Napolitano, who was the Chair of the Drafting Committee. Several others, including me, met directly with Platform Committee members from our respective states. Tennessee has...
  • House Committee Holds She-Male Hearing: Why?

    07/02/2008 11:56:08 AM PDT · by simicyber · 43 replies · 126+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition ^ | July 1, 2008 | Traditional Values Coalition
    House Committee Holds She-Male Hearing: Why? Unreported in most of the media last week was the first congressional hearing ever held on alleged "transgender discrimination" in the workplace. This hearing was to offset the overwhelming opposition that arose last year from fellow democrats who forced the removal from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) of language for special rights for she-males, drag queens, cross dressers, and those having sex changes with operations or hormones. This hearing was a charade attempting to show how normal these lifestyles are.
  • New Mexico commission orders $6,000 fine for Christian beliefs

    04/11/2008 8:26:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 93 replies · 2,430+ views
    AFA ^ | April 11, 2008 | Jeff Johnson
    A Christian law firm will appeal a ruling by the New Mexico Human Rights Commission fining a photographer who refused to take photos of a homosexual commitment ceremony.  Elaine Huguenin and her husband Jon, who co-own Elane Photography in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are both Christians. So when a lesbian couple asked them to photograph their "commitment ceremony" in Taos, the Huguenins politely refused. In response, Vanessa Willock filed a complaint with the New Mexico Human Rights Commission claiming the Huguenins discriminated against her because of her "sexual orientation." On Wednesday, the Commission found the Christian couple guilty of discrimination under...
  • Equal Rights Nonsense (What's in Store if We Don't Back McCain)

    02/08/2008 11:32:11 AM PST · by enough_idiocy · 155 replies · 104+ views
    Wall Street Journal via RightNation.us ^ | February 8, 2008 | ROGER CLEGG
    Now that the excitement of Super Tuesday has passed, we should remember the kinds of policies and principles at stake, Exhibit A: three pieces of legislation pending in Congress that would dramatically increase the liability of private companies for alleged acts of employment discrimination. The first would resurrect the discredited idea of "comparable worth." The second would add various sexual orientations to the classifications protected from employment discrimination. The third is a plaintiffs' bar wish list, aimed mostly at overturning cases it lost in the Supreme Court. There are actually two versions of comparable worth legislation, the Fair Pay Act...
  • Mitt Romney: Flip, Flop, or Slip on ENDA?

    12/31/2007 12:44:52 PM PST · by Tramonto · 105 replies · 220+ views
    Race 4 2008 ^ | December 31, 2007 | A. Harris Hucks Army.com
    Mitt Romney: Flip, Flop, or Slip on ENDA? A guest post by A. Harris, HucksArmy.com Even though they are fierce rivals for the Republican nomination, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney have been, for a long time, two of my top choices: Huckabee number one. Romney number two or three. I have some concern over Romney’s position changes on abortion, gun control, the Bush tax cuts, etc… But for the sake of all of you who have traveled that well-beaten path many times already, I don’t want to question Romney’s sincerity here. Huckabee’s positions have simply been stronger and more consistent...
  • Pro-Gay Romney Upsets Family Values Leader

    12/30/2007 9:31:41 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 61 replies · 305+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12/30/2007 | Michelle Vu
    WASHINGTON – A prominent pro-family leader is urging fellow conservatives to withdraw their support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over his recent expressed support for a “sexual orientation” non-discrimination law. Romney during an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” said he supports the contentious Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which adds “sexual orientation” to a list of federally protected classes that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The bill upsets conservative leaders because it grants special protection to employees based on their “actual or perceived” sexual orientation. Moreover, it would force Christian organizations...
  • CWA says domestic partners bill a precursor to same-sex 'marriage'

    12/27/2007 12:06:17 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 318+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 12/27/07 | Jim Brown
    A spokesman for Concerned Women for America warns that yet another piece of legislation being promoted in the Democrat-led Congress would force taxpayers to subsidize immoral and dangerous behavior. Senators Gordon Smith (R-Oregon) and Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut) have introduced a bill that will extend domestic partner benefits to homosexual federal employees. The measure would allow an employee and his or her same-sex partner to be eligible for federal health benefits, the Family and Medical Leave program, long-term care, insurance, and retirement benefits. Representatives Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin), who is an open homosexual, and Tom Lantos (D-California) have introduced the bill in...
  • Romney's Christmas Present to the 'Gay' Lobby Should End Pro-Family Support for his Candidacy

    12/26/2007 10:12:23 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 104 replies · 1,748+ views
    CHICAGO, December 26, /Christian Newswire/ -- Peter LaBarbera, longtime pro-family advocate and founder of the Republicans For Family Values website, is calling on pro-family leaders who have endorsed Mitt Romney to withdraw their support for his candidacy in light of his recent comments on NBC's "Meet the Press" supporting pro-homosexual "sexual orientation" state laws. "Mitt Romney's Christmas present to the homosexual lobby disqualifies him as a pro-family leader," LaBarbera said. "Laws that treat homosexuality as a civil right are being used to promote homosexual 'marriage,' same-sex adoption and pro-homosexuality indoctrination of schoolchildren. These same laws pose a direct threat to...
  • The end of a sane society? (The word "marriage" is hate speech?)

    11/19/2007 3:37:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 307+ views
    Townhall/Baptist Press ^ | November 16, 2007 | Kelly Boggs
    The Court of Appeals for the U.S. Ninth Circuit upheld this summer an Oakland, Calif., city government declaration that the phrase "marriage is the foundation of the natural family and sustains family values" was inflammatory and promoted harassment based on so-called sexual orientation. The phrase was also deemed to be homophobic and disruptive. It seems a few Christian women working for Oakland's city government formed a Good News Employee Association, and in promoting the club, included the aforementioned phrase on a flier. Later, a lesbian worker complained that the flier made her feel "targeted" and "excluded." Most recently, hate crimes...
  • The Week That Was (Note World Bank loan to Iran!)

    11/14/2007 8:37:54 AM PST · by rwbusa50 · 1 replies · 83+ views
    RightBias.com ^ | November 12, 2007 | Nancy Morgan
    Dominating the news last week was the riveting question of whether or not O.J. used a gun when he broke into a Las Vegas hotel room to reclaim "his stuff." Experts explained, pundits proclaimed and a good time was had by all. Short shrift was given to the continuing good news slowly making its way out of Iraq. Roadside bomb attacks receded to a three-year low and weapons cache finds doubled (since 2006). Al-Maliki proclaimed Baghdad a liveable city, with thousands of former refugees returning. Al-Qaeda has pretty much admitted defeat - Sunnis and Shias have joined forces to hunt...
  • Family advocate says ENDA vote shows 'arrogance'

    11/08/2007 12:15:53 PM PST · by fweingart · 21 replies · 109+ views
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | November 8, 2007 | Jim Brown
    A Washington-based pro-family group says the Democrat-led House has cast aside the free-exercise clause of the First Amendment with its passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) (HR 3685). On Wednesday the House voted 235-184 (see roll call vote) in favor of legislation that would prohibit employment discrimination based on "actual or perceived" sexual orientation. Due to a lack of support, openly homosexual Representative Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) withdrew an amendment that would have extended special protections to trans-gendered people and cross-dressers. Matt Barber, policy director for cultural issues at Concerned Women for America (CWA), argues the bill threatens the religious...
  • Many in Bay Area call anti-bias measure an act of betrayal

    11/08/2007 3:34:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 43+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/8/7 | Leslie Fulbright
    National civil rights organizations are celebrating the passage by the House of legislation that would add "sexual orientation" to a list of federally protected classes, but some San Francisco groups refuse to take part in the party. The vote Wednesday on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, also known as ENDA, postponed several times, was ultimately revised to remove protection for transgender workers, which upset gay rights groups here and across the country. Democratic leaders said the removal was necessary to get the act passed. But more than 300 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender leaders opposed the exclusion, saying it is unfair...
  • Left-Fascism Awareness Week

    11/05/2007 3:33:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 153+ views
    Grasstops USA ^ | November 5, 2007 | Don Feder
    During the week of October 22-26, David Horowitz and his Freedom Center held a series of events at 100 campuses for Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, intended to counter standard academic nitwitery about the war on terrorism ("America is evil," "We brought it on ourselves," "9/11 was a Republican conspiracy"). Admirable though this was, attention must be called to an even more imminent threat. By the authority vested in me (by myself), I hereby designate the week of November 5th Left-Fascism Awareness Week -- a time to consider the clear and present danger to free speech emanating from the left, from academic...
  • Will Giuliani Stick It To The GOP? (On "Gay Issues")

    11/05/2007 3:10:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 175+ views
    Queerty ^ | November 5, 2007
    The Republican party’s having a gay identity crisis as of late - and the ideological winner could change the party’s political fate, not to mention the election. As Kerry Eleveld eloquently explains in the Advocate, three of the presidential contenders oppose a federal amendment against gay marriage: John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson, although the latter wants to make sure no one state has to endorse another’s married gays. Regardless of Thompson’s middle ground, his and his peers’ moderate stances show that the Republican party’s facing an important decision. Will they stick to their guns and give the once...
  • TVC: ENDA would force Christians to 'kowtow' to homosexual, transgendered employees

    10/30/2007 4:28:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 85+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 10/30/07 | Jim Brown
    The head of a conservative lobbying group warns that a homosexual employment bill pending in the U.S. House will "silence of people of faith" and be a "litigation nightmare."   House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) may hold a vote this week on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which seeks to make it illegal for employers to make decisions on hiring, firing, promoting, or paying an employee based on "actual or perceived sexual orientation." Last week, a vote on the measure was delayed due to squabbling among some Democrats and homosexual activists over whether to include in the bill special protections...
  • ENDA, Obama and the cultural war

    10/29/2007 5:53:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 71+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2007 | Star Parker
    The House Democratic leadership delayed a planned vote this past week on ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007. The bill, introduced by gay Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, makes employment discrimination against homosexuals and bisexuals illegal. One reason that momentum on moving the legislation has stalled is because lesbian Rep. Tammy Baldwin from Wisconsin wants a provision covering transsexuals and transgenders, originally in, then removed, put back in. President Bush has indicated that, if passed, he will veto this legislation. And he should. There are a good number of reasons offered by the administration, and by others, why this...