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11/09/2007

ENDA: The shelter, not the storm

by Jeremy Hooper

As the continue their fear-mongering over the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the folks at Focus on the Family have today put out this image:

11-08-09

Our only question: Why didn't they show the full picture?
Extenda
Republicans Switch Over to Pass Dangerous ENDA Bill [FOF CitizenLink]

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The bad news is that the gays LIED to us transpeople to cover their own butts. Glad you have protections ...too bad you had to lie and discriminate to get them. How dare you use the LGBT initialism. I want my T back. No more lies. No more transhate.

I vow to out gay transhatred every time the subject is broached. As an out transwoman, that happens a lot.

Think about what you have lost. Do you really deserve rights if you are so willing to support the kickdown of a minority that has even less than you do?

Posted by: lyssa | Nov 9, 2007 10:04:04 AM

lyssa: Your attack is misdirected and unfair! We are not a monolith -- this site and much (if not most) of the gay community has supported an inclusive ENDA since the day the subject came up! And once the debate became extremely heated over the incremental strategy vs. the fully inclusive one -- we stayed out of the debate on here, keeping those discussions for the private strategy sessions that we hold with various members of the community on a daily basis (which we think is a more appropriate setting for such strategic debate).

By jumping to attack, you are the one who is showing a version of "hatred." And as someone who peacefully works day and night for the LGB and T community, I do not appreciate the misdirected aggression.

**Plus, none of us have protections yet! What we have is one step in a fight that is likely to go on for years yet. And we will not stop until gender identity is included.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Nov 9, 2007 10:18:14 AM

1. ENDA isn't going to pass, because there isn't a hope of Bush letting it through - he will veto. There isn't enough support for an override. Still, its a good way to demonstrate that even in congress, gay rights have support. Even in its failure, it will help.

2. The loss of the T is inconvenient, but consider it a delay - you can try again in a few years. Perhaps under a more favourable president.

Posted by: Suricou Raven | Nov 9, 2007 1:38:07 PM

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