Biden is often characterized as a person who speaks somewhat recklessly, but in reality, this is a very nuanced and thoughtful statement. He is both nudging the President, pointing out there is no real downside to the President making and Executive Order, and at the same time, he emphasizes what the President has been saying al along-
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PHILADELPHIA: Pa. State Representative Brian Sims, D-Phila., the first openly gay elected state legislator in Pennsylvania applauded the vote on cloture for the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) in the U.S. Senate tonight. Sims especially commended Pennsylvania Senators Bob Casey, D-Pennsylvania, and Patrick Toomey, R-Pennsylvania. Both Senators voted for cloture on the landmark LGBT civil rights bill. “I have long believed that civil rights cannot be a one party issue. Senator Casey has supported LGBT civil rights[Read More…]
take a moment to thank Senator Toomey. Call his office, send him an email, or even better- send him a short handwritten note. A handwritten note will definately makes its way into his hands, where the email will probably not.
There may be 60 votes to pass ENDA in the Senate, but we must be sure it remains fully inclusive and protects trans persons!
State Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., the first openly-gay elected member of the Pennsylvania State Legislature penned an open letter today to Senator Patrick Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, urging the Senator to openly declare his support for the federal Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). A vote in the U.S. Senate on ENDA has been scheduled for next week.
This message was sent out by Equality PA: Senator Toomey’s offices are open once again, and their call lines are open to hear from folks like you who support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)! That’s why we are having another day of action this Saturday to show Senator Toomey the tremendous support for ENDA in Pennsylvania. Can you join us? With no clear federal law prohibiting workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or[Read More…]
GetEQUAL and Justice League – Activate! To Rep. Chris Carney: Stop Voting Against LGBT Constituents and Support Their Right to Employment Protections
While Rep. Carney is out on the campaign trail worried about his own job, he continues to leave his LGBT constituents unprotected and without any form of federal employment protections. Like all Americans, we are worried about our job security and Rep. Carneyâ€™s votes based on discrimination are completely unacceptable.
The repeal does not allow openly gay and lesbians to serve their country. The repeal simply returns the law to what it was before DADT.
For all these things that ENDA suffers however, there is one action step that you and I can take that can have positive impact.