ENDA

ENDA, R.I.P.

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December 17, 2010

Kudos to Chris Geidner, who has published an in-depth examination of the political moves that led to ENDA's legislative death this year. It's Rashomon-style history, which we've seen before – dispiriting, no matter whose story you believe. The piece is long, so I have excerpted it: …As the members of Congress put in place the final […]

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Pelosi hasn’t given up on ENDA, but lame duck vote unlikely

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November 11, 2010

From Politico: As Democrats discuss what, if anything, they can deliver to the base in the lame-duck session, one possibility may be the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, seen by many as the easiest lift among various pieces of stalled gay rights legislation.  … Speaker Nancy Pelosi talked about wanting to do ENDA on a leadership conference […]

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ENDA down for the count

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September 16, 2010

The Hill reports the obvious: it's all but over for ENDA in this session of Congress, except for a hail mary lame duck strategy. Unfortunately every Dem-affiliated interest group in DC has a long and lengthening list of goals for which not much hope is left except for a HMLD strategy. Amazingly, everyone agrees on […]

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Federal court judge finds anti-trans discrimination unconstitutional

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July 6, 2010

U.S. District Judge Richard Story has ruled in Glenn v. Brumby that the Georgia state legislative counsel's office acted unconstitutionally when it fired Vandy Beth Glenn from her job as an editor after learning that she would transition from her former identity as male. Glenn, who was a terrific witness at the ENDA hearing before […]

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ENDA: The slog continues; it’s a sure thing “within five years”

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July 2, 2010

A member of Congress from the San Francisco area told Bay Area Reporter that, "being realistic," the time frame for enacting ENDA could be five years: Congresswoman Jackie Speier put a damper on hopes for swift House passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, telling the Bay Area Reporter over the weekend that she doesn't see the […]

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Pelosi confirms that ENDA vote is on hold until completion of DADT repeal

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June 11, 2010

From the transcript of House Speaker Pelosi's press conference today, as reported by Chris Johnson of The Blade: Blade: Madame Speaker, a question on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. How confident are you that if that measure came to the floor there would be enough votes for passage and to overcome a motion to recommit? Pelosi: […]

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