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Frank Splits ENDA

Gay representative Barney Frank has spoken. Trans rights and gay rights aren’t equal:

Frank is set to introduce two versions of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the House Education and Labor Committee. One would extend civil rights protections based on sexual orientation. The other would do so for gender identity, which would cover transgender people who have changed their sex, are living their lives as the opposite sex or who do not conform to traditional gender roles. This will be done because within the past few days it became clear that an inclusive bill would be defeated because of the transgender protection.

Frank and his allies had previously fought to include trans rights in the bill. How the tides turn…