Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Incremental progress

Don't let up on your ENDA lobbying. Tonight Rep. Tammy Baldwin announced she'd gotten an agreement from the House leadership to introduce an amendment to H.R. 3685 (ENDA-lite) to restore gender identity/expression protections after it leaves committee. (BTW, Baldwin has really been our champion here, so also be sure to let her know that you appreciate her efforts.) Obviously, it's not as ideal as moving forward with the inclusive ENDA (H.R. 2015), but just remember, only a few days ago Pelosi, Frank and company had no plans to even hold a vote on the inclusive version of ENDA. With the committee vote not until Thursday, there's still time to make yourself heard.

BTW, one ray of light amidst this whole mess has been the support shown by gays, lesbians and bisexuals, who've been unwilling to leave us behind, such as these eloquent words from by Pastor Paul. Can I have an Amen!

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