So you didn’t get ENDA. Or a repeal of DOMA or DADT. But did 2009 was actually a banner year for gay rights legislation?
In a state-by-state analysis of LGBT equality legislation, the Human Rights Campaign finds more bills passed in 2009 than any year since 2006. Moreover, more bills — dealing with everything from adoption to domestic partnerships and marriage to anti-discrimination protections — were introduced. That’s actually pretty great news, and these “report card” things are one of the reasons HRC is not entirely a useless organization.