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Bluenorthwest

(45,319 posts)
23. Your comment about 'electing more Democrats to Congress' was misinformed.
Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:28 AM
Jul 2014

That's the sort of thing that gets my goat in these threads. ENDA itself has been rejected by every Congress but one since 1994, including Democratic majorities. An earlier version was rejected by every Congress since 1974. 40 years they did not pass this legislation.
If simply electing Democrats passed this bill, it would have passed when Bela Abzug was still alive, she and Ed Koch were the first co sponsors of the Equality Act. 1974. 40 years of not passing Congress, no matter who held what gavel.

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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