Nov 06, 2007
Quickie Link: HRC Shifts, Actively Pushing Barney Frank's ENDA
(USA) - Breaking its month-long posture of nuanced neutrality, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) today endorsed the revised version of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act that provides protections for US Gays and Lesbians but does not include language barring bias based on gender identity and expression. The group's new position was announced in tandem with a number of leading civil rights and labor organizations outside of the LGBT community. In a mid-day interview with Gay City News, Joe Solmonese, HRC's executive director, said the group shifted its position in the wake of action Monday evening by the House Rules Committee to move the measure forward for a floor vote, now scheduled for Wednesday.