Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who is seen by many gay rights leaders as a friendly, albeit reserved ally, insists there are enough votes in the House to secure passage of ENDA and repealing DADT. Which begs the question: If the vote is assured, what’s keeping Speaker Nancy Pelosi from bringing the bills to a vote?
“As someone who has actually counted the votes, I believe that there are,” she says. “That’s one of the things the [90-member] LGBT Equality Caucus does is to [focus] attention to making sure we can tell [House] leadership, with accuracy, what the vote would be if they bring the measures up to the floor.”
Of course, there’s this.