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ENDA

DNC Releases Platform Draft Language For LGBT Workplace Nondiscrimination

by David Badash ● 7:10 PM August 9, 2012
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Now, we have the language for the Democratic National Committee’s workplace nondiscrimination plank.

Civil Rights

Watch: First Transgender Person Ever To Testify Before The US Senate

by David Badash ● 3:35 PM June 12, 2012
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In an historic moment, Kylar Broadus became the first ever transgender person to testify before the U.S. Senate, today, during a committee hearing on ENDA.

News

ENDA Gets Senate Hearing But Anti-Gay ‘Religious Liberty’ Dominionist To Testify

by David Badash ● 12:04 PM June 7, 2012

ENDA will be debated before a Senate committee next week, but Craig Parshall, an anti-gay dominionist and of an extremist “religious liberty” advocate will testify.

Obama Makes Recess Appointment To Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — Full Text

by David Badash ● 1:27 PM January 4, 2012
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President Obama announces he has made a recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, despite Republican objections.

News

GOProud Gay Conservatives: Born This Way?

by David Badash ● 4:41 PM May 18, 2011
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If people are “born this way” to be conservative or liberal, can we fault gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender folks if they are born Republican?

Legislation

What The GOP Means By “Jobs Bills”

by David Badash ● 8:14 PM March 31, 2011
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The GOP have been promising they would focus on “jobs, jobs, jobs!” If the job of a lawmaker is measured by the laws they make we’re in trouble.

Civil Rights

DOMA: House Republicans Win BLAG Vote, Will Defend Law In Court

by David Badash ● 6:41 PM March 9, 2011
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House Republican leaders won a Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group committee vote today that will authorize the House of Representatives to defend DOMA.

Civil Rights

Is An ENDA Vote Coming? ‘I’m From Driftwood’ Video Shows We Need It Now!

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 10:57 AM November 16, 2010
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According to Politico, we could be seeing the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA) finally move to the floor for a vote during the lame duck session. For folks like me, it’s easy to forget the importance of a national law protecting LGBT people for being fired simply for their identity. I worked for three years at [...]

Civil Rights

Snowe Says “No” On “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Vote

by David Badash ● 5:11 PM September 20, 2010
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Tomorrow’s vote on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal — actually a “cloture” vote to end debate on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) — is under threat. Democrats have been hoping moderate GOP senators, like Olympia Snowe, would support moving forward for a vote. But now, at almost exactly the same minute that Lady Gaga [...]