LGBT fundraising has replaced Wall Street as a main source of support for the Obama campaign. But the President’s equivocation on ENDA and confusing rhetoric on marriage equality on other gay rights issues has depressed that support. In some cases, it has closed up that well.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday May 8, 2012 7:40 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday May 4, 2012 11:50 am|
We had hundreds of people calling their representatives yesterday to ask if they would sign the letter to President Obama, telling him to issue an executive order preventing federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
LGBT activists lobbying on the Hill report that the DNC is actively discouraging the letter in order to shield the President from the pressure within his own party.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday May 3, 2012 10:41 am|
The simple truth is that no one should lose their jobs based on their sexual identity or orientation, and the President’s executive order is the fastest and easiest way to prevent this discrimination.
|By: Pam Spaulding Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:15 pm|
A reminder: this is what happens when you live in a flyover state without anti-discrimination laws on the books — you can be fired simply for being LGBT. Veda Renfrow said she lost her job as a broadcast technician responsible for recording Wake County commission meetings one day after coming out to co-workers. (NBC 17): [...]
|By: David Dayen Tuesday April 17, 2012 11:41 am|
I have to agree with HRC that the time is most certainly not “right” for ENDA in the political sense of the term, though the time has been right for it on a moral level for many years. This is a uniquely cautious White House, so spooked about the election as to not even use its power to write an executive order preventing LGBT discrimination by federal contractors, and now they announce “the time is right” to pass ENDA without delay?
|By: Pam Spaulding Friday April 13, 2012 1:03 pm|
I haven’t seen such complete #FAIL at the podium for the White House Press Secretary since Robert Gibbs was up there bobbing and weaving over “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” questions from Kerry Eleveld, formerly of The Advocate. Now it was Jay Carney’s turn to look like a jack@ss trying to explain why the President refused to sign an executive order that would bar workplace discrimination by federal contractors — protecting LGBT workers who are now able to be fired simply because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 12, 2012 7:35 am|
Administration. Either that, or the White House just values them a whole lot. Over the past couple weeks, not one but two potential restrictions on them have been lifted. The first was when the Administration abandoned a plan to force disclosure of political donations by companies who have contracts with the federal government. And the second dropped today.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Wednesday September 28, 2011 12:10 pm|
U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) has been dodging questions about his stance on the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA, S811). ENDA would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. He also mistakenly thinks Massachusetts already took care of this.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday June 7, 2011 5:25 pm|
No matter how high up in the stratosphere support for enacting workplace non-discrimination laws is, if almost all Americans think those protections already exist, then there will be no pressure — at all! — on legislators to enact such provisions.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday January 4, 2011 8:00 pm|
The Michael Steele trainwreck is a thing of the near past, and his misdeeds are now eclipsed by a double wallop: An expensive fundraiser for GOP freshmen Congress people, and what at least is being speculated on as being a warming towards the LGBT community.