On Saturday, October 11, LGBTQ folks and allies will celebrate the progress we've made and call on Congress to introduce and pass a full LGBTQ equality bill

  • metta

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    Oct 08, 2014 8:17 PM GMT
    On Saturday, October 11, LGBTQ folks and allies across the country will be gathering together in small towns and large cities to celebrate the progress we've made toward LGBTQ equality and to call on Congress to introduce and pass a full LGBTQ equality bill.


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    Oct 09, 2014 11:41 PM GMT
    Why didn't democrats introduce the bill when they had control of congress?

    Democrats managed to force obamacare on us which a majority of Americans still don't approve of:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/obamacare-poll_n_5639192.html

    Maybe if they poll all the illegal aliens obama is keeping in the US, the poll will be more favorable.
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    Oct 11, 2014 2:19 AM GMT
    mx5guynj saidWhy didn't democrats introduce the bill when they had control of congress?

    Democrats managed to force obamacare on us which a majority of Americans still don't approve of:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/obamacare-poll_n_5639192.html

    Maybe if they poll all the illegal aliens obama is keeping in the US, the poll will be more favorable.


    You beg a question that has an answer, though you have to search high and low to find it.* ENDA almost passed the Senate in 1996, when V-P Al Gore was set to break the tie that was hoped for in the Senate. Just one problem: with support from 7 Republicans and opposition from 5 Democrats, the final vote was 49-50. The vote that could have tied it up, leading to Gore's tie breaking vote, was to have been cast by AR Demo David Pryor, who'd been called back home due to the hospitalization of his son, current AR Demo Sen. Mark Pryor, and didn't vote. Sure, there were plenty of apologies,** but ENDA failed, hasn't come that close since, and an AR political dynasty continues to hold sway. And yes, with the need for all that cheap labor in AR, whatever its legality, Pryor fils is a staunch supporter of Obama's disregard of our immigration laws.
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    *Of all places, the most recent summary is found at:

    http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/5/lgbt-workplace-discriminationobamaexecutiveorderchrystalmooreend.html

    Check out the links in the article to get even more info.

    **But few thanks from HRC and other ostensibly "non-partisan" gay advocacy groups (read, Democratic fundraisers) to the GOPers who'd voted in favor of ENDA which, but for a Demo's no-show, should have passed.