Barney Frank Will Introduce ENDA This Week, Knowing There’s No Chance Of Getting Anywhere

This week the House will kick off its annual children’s game known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, with Rep. Barney Frank introducing the bill — an act the House has witnessed every year for, oh I don’t know, the last twelve centuries. Usually the problem is getting colleagues in the Senate to play its own round of Ghost In The Graveyard, but this time with Republicans controlling the House, it’s a fool’s errand. Still commendable though!

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  • I hate faggot democrats

    Faggots who vote for Democrats are worse than Republicans. At least with Republicans, they tell you upfront that they are pieces of shit. Faggot Democrats actually BELIEVE that they’re doing something good when they’re not.

    The Democrats have told us that we’re good enough to die in their fucking wars for oil and empire, but not good enough to get married or not be fired from our jobs. Pathetic. Faggots who vote for Democrats are simply fucking pathetic.

  • I hate faggot democrats

    This is NOT commendable. This is “How to Play the Stupid Faggots, Round 592”. The Democrats do not give two shits about equal rights for gay people. They will respond only when we put PRESSURE on them. No pressure? Then no fucking rights. The Democrats have enough faggots on the leash that when queers do begin to feel a bit of self-respect and start to do what it actually takes to win rights, the Democrats send their folks out to kill the movement and bring us back to their fold.

    Here’s how this game works, folks. Democrat introduces bill everyone know has as much chance of getting passed as Barney Frank has a chance of seeing his own penis when he looks down. When it fails, the Dems blame the Republicans for the loss and take undeserved credit as the real champion of gay rights. Stupid faggots rejoice and go to the polls like lemmings, thereby ensuring their own second class status and more gay teen suicides for the next two years. It’s a great plan because it WORKS. You faggots are so gullible.

  • justiceontherocks

    @I hate faggot democrats: I missed the notice about March 28 being “Let Me Go Online and Be Stupid” Day. In your case, we’ll send Speaker Boner to your place so the two of you can have a good cry about how screwed up the rest of us are.

  • wannabegay2

    @I hate faggot democrats: i totally agree with what youre saying, except for the homophobic remarks. it is true that democrats are full of sh*t and they lie to our faces and they’re all part of the system meant to generate more wealth for the system/rich. obama, barney frank, n. pelosi and any other “leader” from the disadvantaged classes are meant to create the illusion that there’s no more discrimination (look, we have/had a black president, a gay congressman, a woman speaker of the house!), when in fact discrimination is everywhere. and yes, republicans admit it, with democrats is trickier.

  • the crustybastard

    From the guy who said the DADT protests were a waste of time?

  • Mike1987

    @I hate faggot democrats: Really?Did fagots who did NOT vote teach anyone a lesson in 2010? Um? Boy we showed them. Lots and lots of anti-gay laws now on the books. more and more hatespeech and out in the open, but hey we showed them didn’t we. Do you think before you spew or is it a tourettes thing? Democrats are cowards, but republicans will kill us. It just that simple Got it? Good

  • reason

    @I hate faggot democrats: Yeah those “faggot democrats” that have passed hate crimes legislation, just about completed doing away with DADT, given gays more protections in government, ended the discriminatory hospital visitation, have turned the tide on DOMA to make it less like to survive, just halted deportation of foreign gay spouses, have passed gay marriages in state houses, and has reconfirmed their commitment to the community. Which other community in the past 3 years have gotten even a quarter of that much attention and help from a party? Even a lot of the skeptics have now realized that they were wrong, most of the mainstream never doubted. The people like yourself will still be crying that the democrats are worthless long after they have killed DOMA and passed EDNA, becuase for you this is about neither. Your delusions are made clear in your statements about wars for oil, honestly who do you think you are fooling?

  • Jorge

    We just have to get one of those straight Republican women to start peddling it. Look what Susan Collins did for DADT…

  • TwlightoftheDogs

    Both parties are full of the big poo.

  • Zoe Brain

    March 14, 1974 — On the fifth anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY) and Rep. Ed Koch (D-NY) introduce H.R. 14752, dubbed the “gay rights bill” or “Equality Act of 1974,” but it fails to make it out of committee.

    1974….. Fast Forward 33 years…..

    September 26, 2007 — Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) announces that he does not have the votes to pass an inclusive ENDA and recommends passing a non-inclusive ENDA. Frank also says it’s unwise to push a vote that could result in defeat as it makes it harder to bring up later as members of Congress aren’t likely to change their votes and thus risk accusations of flip-flopping on a controversial issue.

    October 7, 2007 —Rep. Barney Frank chastises the LGBT community on the floor of the House for refusing to move forward with a non-inclusive ENDA, claiming that if a non-inclusive ENDA passes, it could be signed into law early in 2009 — if we get a Democratic President and House and Senate majorities.

    November 7, 2007 — House passes non-inclusive ENDA 235 to 184, five days before end of session with no vote taken or scheduled in the Senate — effectively rendering it dead.

    January 10, 2008 — HRC President Joe Solomonese says “it could have been until 2011 before another vote was taken” if “HRC abandoned (non-inclusive) ENDA.

    June 17, 2009 —Rep. Barney Frank announces plans to introduce an inclusive ENDA and says he believes the “prospects for passing and inclusive ENDA has improved significantly” because “the transgendered [sic] community is lobbying hard.”

    June 25, 2009 — Frank says that “Democrats are in a very good place” to move on LGBT related bills.

    November 10, 2009 — Rep. Barney Frank says ENDA is “in very good shape,” would be marked up before year’s end, and voted on in the House “in December or in February, with the Senate voting in the Spring.”

    November 17, 2009 — It is reported that the House Committee vote was postponed “so that lawyers could adjust the legal language regarding issues of disparate impact, double recovery and attorneys fee.” HRC lobbyist says “our understanding is that the committee lawyers wanted a few more days to look at several of the outstanding issues” and “hopefully we’ll be able to see a markup after Thanksgiving and before the end of the year.” Rep. Barney Frank suggests that a full House vote “might not take place until February of next year.”

    March 23, 2010 — Rep. Barney Frank says he told House Education and Labor Committee Chair George Miller “now, its our turn” since healthcare reform had passed and then says that a vote on ENDA “may not come this week” afterall, but he “expects a votes as soon as the come back” from recess on April 9.

    April 15, 2010 — Hinting at trouble, Rep. Barney Frank says “I’ve tried to get a sense of what’s going on here. But I think the best thing I can do about the Senate and ENDA is to get it passed [in the House] and send it over there.” Frank’s advice for ENDA backers worried about the Senate is to “call senators and lobby them” rather than dwell too much on “arm chair strategizing.”

    April 15, 2010 — Rep. Barney Frank works with transgender activists to develop compromise language to allay several Senators’ and Housemembers’ objections to transgender inclusion. The changes are expected to be disclosed when the House version of the bill is marked up.

    April 15, 2010 — Rep. Barney Frank says that the fact that the measure passed the House last Congress without the transgender provision “helps our Members understand that this is not toxic, because nobody that I know of lost any race because of it” and says “we have done some education on the transgender issue, which we hadn’t done before. Two years ago, he said, the matter was ‘too new.’”

    April 15, 2010 — Rep. Barney Frank says “we have an agreed-upon bill, we’re going to get the bill voted on this spring – what people really ought to focus on is helping us get the vote. I think we’re pretty close, but it’s not a done deal.”

    April 18, 2010 — Rep. Barney Frank says legislation aimed at ending employment discrimination against LGBT people will be marked up in committee “this week or next” and then added that “the speaker has promised that we will get this done fairly quickly.”

    May 21, 2010 — Rep. Barney Frank says that ENDA will be delayed until late June or mid-July because of the planned upcoming vote on the compromise repeal of DADT.

    June 11, 2010 — Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that lawmakers “still have to finish ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. And now, of course, we’ll go—after the bill passes in the Senate—we’ll go to conference. But our work is not finished in that regard, so one thing at a time.”
    June 15, 2010 — A spokesperson for Rep. Barney Frank says the congressman was not concerned by Speaker Pelosi’s comments (see above) saying “he doesn’t think the vote is in jeopardy” and still anticipates a vote taking place this year.

    July 14, 2010 — Diego Sanchez, a staffer for Rep. Barney Frank, says, “Congressman Frank is still doing whipping. We’re almost there, and I’m hoping that it still comes up this year. I don’t know whether it will. I can’t predict that.”

    July 15, 2010 — Rep. Barney Frank spokesperson says “we should encourage the Senate to develop a course for ENDA to ensure that when the House passes the legislation, the Senate can move quickly to send the legislation to the president’s desk.”

    March 23, 2011 – Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) plans to introduce the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the House on Wednesday, according to two LGBT equality advocates with direct knowledge of the congressman’s plans. Frank’s communications director, Harry Gural, confirmed that the plans are “to formally announce ENDA this week,” although he added over the weekend that specifics are not yet nailed down and were expected to be so by this afternoon. The bill, which Gural says will be the same exact bill as that introduced in the 111th Congress, would prohibit most employers from discriminating in hiring and promotions on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

    The oh-so-important “adjustments”, the “additional language” – now discarded, it’s the same bill as was introduced in July 2009.

  • Chandler In Las Vegas

    RE; I hate faggot democrats; where is that don’t like button…?

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