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  •  Instead of just an executive order (3+ / 0-)
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    Dave in Northridge, wasatch, craigkg

    I would like to see a push in Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. I feel like we have come far enough in this country that most people probably support equal employment opportunities even if they don't support gay marriage. Getting it through the House would be a tough sell but maybe not impossible.

    I would also like to see DOMA repealed, but that might be tougher unless we manage to take back the House in 2014.

    •  We shouldn't stop at ENDA (4+ / 0-)
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      SueDe, democrattotheend, sfbob, cooper888

      How about a Civil Rights Act of 2013 or 2014 banning employment discrimination, discrimination in housing and credit, discrimination by places of public accommodation, discrimination against students by educational institutions receiving federal money and discrimination by the Federal government against married same sex couples (regardless of whether SCOTUS takes the case(s) and strikes DOMA down, the language in U.S. Code ought be removed). None of those ideas are controversial anymore. The only reason to chop up LGBT equality bills into tiny pieces any more and address them one by excruciatingly long pauses between by one is to serve the financial interests of the Democratic wing of this nation's cancerous money-sucking Political Industrial Complex that has the alchemist's formula for turning the blood of LGBT teens into gold.

      "Lesbian and gay people are a permanent part of the American workforce, who currently have no protection from the arbitrary abuse of their rights on the job." --Coretta Scott King

      by craigkg on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 02:36:07 PM PST

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    •  There is no excuse for refusing to sign the (0+ / 0-)

      executive order, both for government contractors and government agencies. It would give ENDA a huge boost in Congress, in part because of the public posturing that would ensue, and reveal itself to be arrant nonsense. It would be in part like the so-called expert testimony in the California Prop. 8 case, where David Blankenhorn, one of the expert witnesses, was so thoroughly refuted in court that he has come over to our side. But mainly it would get the attention of more low-information pundits.

      America—We built that!

      by Mokurai on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 09:07:48 AM PST

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