ENDA

Conference of Catholic Bishops leaves Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, opposes ENDA

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May 26, 2010

Last week the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) terminated its membership in the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), a coalition of more than 200 organizations that is the more-or-less official voice of civil rights in Washington. The Bishops Conference stated that its primary reason for leaving was LCCR's endorsement of Elena Kagan's nomination to […]

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ENDA slips behind DADT repeal in Congressional timeline

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May 21, 2010

Despite new compromise language on gender identity and bathroom use, House members seeking to pass ENDA remain unsure of whether the bill will survive intact when Republicans offer a motion to recommit on the House floor.  Even though no one – perhaps including the Republicans themselves – yet knows exactly how such a motion will […]

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ENDA not yet ready for its close-up?

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April 27, 2010

This was supposed to be the week when ENDA went to mark-up, but that doesn't seem to be in the cards. The House Education and Labor Committee does not have ENDA on its calendar, and since the Committee is meeting in California on Friday, Wednesday is probably the last day this week when a mark-up […]

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ENDA: Time to nail down the new language and move it

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April 12, 2010

Congress returned from its spring holiday recess today, and Karen Ocamb has just posted an interview she did with Rep. Barney Frank, who was in Los Angeles this past weekend, about a variety of lgbt-related bills. Most important to me, Barney indicated that ENDA is ready to move, with the negotiations completed on its final […]

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Moving forward on employment with or without ENDA

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February 1, 2010

One implicit message of President Obama's State of the Union address last week lies in what he did not say. He promised to move ahead with prioritizing a repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell; he did not mention ENDA. While a vote on ENDA in the House is probably still likely sometime in 2010, prospects […]

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Barney Frank: House will vote on ENDA in March

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January 14, 2010

According to an interview with the Advocate, Rep. Barney Frank is predicting that ENDA will go through mark-up in February and be on the House floor for a vote in March. Barney is close to the House leadership, so it's a safe bet that this means that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's promise that during 2010 […]

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