A Statement from Donna Rose, Community Activist on the Human Rights Campaign’s Position on ENDA:
“An impressive coalition of local and national organizations has lined up to actively oppose the divisive strategy on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that would leave our transgender brothers and sisters without workplace protections. This effort has galvanized community spirit and commitment in ways few could have imagined, and it has demonstrated to those who would divide us that anything less than full inclusion is unacceptable.
Unfortunately, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – a group of which I am the first and only transgender board member – is not part of this group. Their recently issued statement indicates while it is not preferable, they will not actively oppose a version of ENDA which is not fully inclusive.
Because of this unacceptable position feel compelled to resign my position on HRC’s Board of Directors.”