Congressman Jerry Nadler loves them trannies. The New York-based Democrat just released a statement declaring his support for a trans-inclusive ENDA:
In recent weeks, there has been much discussion among ENDA’s supporters about how to reach our shared goal of passing the strongest possible bill. Some believe that a bill that does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity has a better chance of being adopted by the House. I know that those who argue for this route do so out of a sincere belief that this is the best strategy for passage at this time, not because of malice or indifference towards the transgender community.
I believe, however, that civil rights are best advanced by bringing forward a bill that adequately protects all members of the LGBT community. While this may be risky, that is not reason to accept defeat before the fact, and leave behind members of the community who desperately need protections against employment discrimination.
Nadler will appear on Michelangelo Signorile’s radio show later today to further explain his decision. Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Equality will also stop by for a chat.