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Swede Atlanta

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10. I'm glad he did this but isn't this a bit late?
Mon Jul 21, 2014, 09:12 AM
Jul 2014

ENDA has been pending in Congress for most of the last decade. We know that Republicans use it is a toy to keep their base happy. We certainly can't have gays having equal rights and protections now when what they do in bed is so "gross".......

Given that ENDA had no likelihood of passage in Congress, President Obama should have taken this action sooner.

What is needed is passage of ENDA because this EO only applies to companies doing business with the federal government and only survives his presidency in that it can easily be rescinded by the next President.

Don't get me wrong..I am glad to see he did this and that he is not giving religious groups an "out" when it comes to protecting the rights of LGBT persons. I just wish he had done it sooner.

Looking forward to tomorrow.. mahalo bigtree~ Cha Jul 2014 #1
overdue, Cha bigtree Jul 2014 #3
Manana! Cha Jul 2014 #5
KnR! sheshe2 Jul 2014 #2
yes, sheshe2, groundbreaking! bigtree Jul 2014 #4
This message was self-deleted by its author sheshe2 Jul 2014 #7
The advancement of LGBT and their equality, their blessed right to love freely sheshe2 Jul 2014 #8
President Obama will be honored in history as one of the "Civil Rights Presidents", Zorra Jul 2014 #6
kick bigtree Jul 2014 #9
I'm glad he did this but isn't this a bit late? Swede Atlanta Jul 2014 #10
Elect more dems to congress nt IronLionZion Jul 2014 #20
Bless him for doing the right thing, especially since there are legions who won't give him credit. riqster Jul 2014 #11
Kick & recommended. William769 Jul 2014 #12
Now that's the Obama I voted for! Initech Jul 2014 #13
The law should be simple - if a company wants to discriminate against ANYONE including LGBT... LynneSin Jul 2014 #14
kick samsingh Jul 2014 #15
6 years of foot dragging on GLBT issues, & that horrendous DOJ Brief Obama filed in 09 defaming GLBT blkmusclmachine Jul 2014 #16
no one is asking you to hoist him up on your shoulders bigtree Jul 2014 #17
Always focus on the negative IronLionZion Jul 2014 #21
Your comment about 'electing more Democrats to Congress' was misinformed. Bluenorthwest Jul 2014 #23
The national view on this issue has changed a lot in recent years IronLionZion Jul 2014 #24
from Ian S. Thompson, ACLU Washington Legislative Office bigtree Jul 2014 #18
And, here it is.. Pen stroke.. Cha Jul 2014 #19
Perspective for self congratulatory straights: ENDA has been rejected by every Congress but one Bluenorthwest Jul 2014 #22
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