Bravo, Queerty, for finally taking the right approach: supporting ALL by supporting BOTH the, unfortunately, non-transinclusive ENDA AND Baldwin’s amendment to add transgenders.
BUT, dear readers, make no mistake: unless they’ve regained their sanity in the last 24 hrs., that is NOT the position of ENDA United, NGLTF, et al. They’re DEMANDING their version of the Pentagon’s policy during the Vietnam War: “We have to burn down the village in order to save it.”
ENDA United wants Congress to VOTE AGAINST, to KILL job protections for gay men and lesbians if the Baldwin amendment fails! That means that they want to rip out of the hands of gay men and women in 30 states even the most minimal job security, the ability to support themselves as open, proud gay men and women, to pay their rent, feed themselves and their children.
Matt “Drink The Kool-Aide Children And Shut Up” Foreman of NGLTF shamelessly claims to SPEAK FOR those MILLIONS he would take job security away from while talking out of both sides of his mouth, while secure in a gay organization paid job and city with gay job protections HIMSELF. He says, it doesn’t matter because Bush will veto any version passed BUT he says finally passing ENDA for gays after 33 years isn’t even a symbolic victory but passage only of a trans-inclusive ENDA is. HOW does that make sense, Herr Foreman? How does any of the political suicide you’ve been demanding of us make sense? How easy for you to say because killing it wouldn’t affect you or most of those demanding its murder-by-vote.
Contact your Congressman/woman and insist they vote for ENDA AND the Baldwin amendment. Insist they vote for FAIRNESS and SANITY!