Oct 24, 2007
Quickie Link: D.C. Gay Groups Buck Trend on ENDA
(USA) - The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club and the Gay & Lesbian Activists Alliance - Washington’s two most influential local Gay political groups - broke ranks with many of their fellow GLBT groups in states throughout the country by declining to ask Congress to vote against an employment non-discrimination bill that does not include protection for transgender persons. Leaders of more than 300 US Gay rights organizations have signed a statement asking Congress not to support any version of ENDA that doesn’t include trans protections. Officials with some of the groups, including Jon Hoadley, executive director of the National Stonewall Democrats, said they have yet to decide whether to specifically ask members of Congress to vote against a non-trans inclusive ENDA if it reaches the House floor next week, as expected.