Thursday, November 12, 2009

TBP--ENDA: NOT A DONE DEAL YET

Bilerico.com posted my newest piece--ENDA: NOT A DONE DEAL YET

According to Dr. Jillian Weiss' Congressional ENDA spreadsheet, we seem to have enough "supporters" in the House to pass an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act once and for all.

Human-emblem-urgent-blue-128.pngThat does not mean ENDA will pass.

Dr. Weiss' spreadsheet shows 214 Representatives are confirmed 'suppprters' on ENDA, and 35 unconfirmed Democrats. We would only need four of those unconfirmed Democrats to vote for ENDA to get it passed. However, 'support' is not a "Yes" vote.

Only a "Yes" vote is a "Yes" vote.

There are always procedural maneuvers Republicans can use to stave off equality, and we must keep our eyes on the conservative Democrats who get nervous around equality issues, but it does seem we have enough "support" for the bill to pass it if it comes up for a vote. Until the House votes on this bill and passes it, however, their support is meaningless; and the clock is ticking on this Congress to pass ENDA. Our House of Representatives has got to have a real vote on ENDA before December if this has any real chance of passing in the Senate and ever getting signed...

Read the rest and find out how you can make a difference at Bilerico.com.

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