Is Chris Dodd + Byron Dorgan’s Departures From the U.S. Senate a Blow to Queers?

Not only has Connecticut Democrat Chris Dodd pushed for the Uniting American Families Act, he’s also been voting for ENDA since time immemorial. North Dakota’s Byron Dorgan, meanwhile, voted for ENDA and against the amending the constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Then again, the both of them voted for the Defense of Marriage Act — as did a whole helluva lot of Senate Dems, including the sitting vice president.