Thursday, November 8, 2007

The End of ENDA

Let me get this straight.

1. Barney Frank tells us that the newest version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which included gender identity, will never pass the House.

2. So, in order to pass the House, gender identity is taken out. Pragmatism over idealism, right? Transfolk and anyone who is mildly not gender normative should sacrifice now, so that those in the community who are least likely to be discriminated against are protected. Okay. Got it. Whatevs.

2. ENDA passes House.

3. We learn that there is no way ENDA is either going to pass the Senate, or be signed by President Bush.

Soooooo...we completely defanged ENDA and threw the queer community into divisive turmoil, all so we can do what exactly?

Well, we did learn one thing. As if we'd forgotten, you can trust the HRC about as far as you can throw 'em.

Bah humbug.

1 comment:

Kariann said...

When the UAW looks more progressive on gender issues than the HRC, we are in serious trouble. Mind you, the HRC is supposed to have our backs in Washington.

I'm feeling seriously dejected.