Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Obama Nominates Lesbian Activist to Employment Post

SheWired.com - Obama Nominates Lesbian Activist to Employment Post:
"President Obama has nominated a lesbian activist to serve as a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to The Bulletin.

The White House recently announced that Obama nominated lawyer Chai Feldblum to serve as one of five Commissioners on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Feldblum is a professor of law specializing in gay studies at Georgetown University who formerly worked for the American Civil Liberties Union and the pro-homosexual Human Rights Campaign Fund.

'She has also worked on advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights and has been a leading expert on the Employment Nondiscrimination Act,' according to a White House statement.

Over the last 20 years, Feldblum has played a crucial part in creating equality in the LGBT community. She is the primary author of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), prohibiting workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity."

The language that SheWired uses in this piece is bizarre. Its positive toward Feldblum, but also uses language that anti-gay groups use like "pro-homosexual." It made me very confused.

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