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View Diary: PA-08: Kevin Strouse (D) Goes After John Boehner (R) & House GOP On ENDA (4 comments)

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    Um, I'm sure Strouse is a nice guy and has good intentions, but the LGBT movement has been fighting for ENDA since the 1970s.  

    Lest people think I'm picking nits, I think it's important to remind everyone that the struggle for LGBT equality and the fight to pass this law did not begin a mere 17 years ago.  We've been working on this for more than three decades.  It's a bit annoying to see a Democratic candidate who seems to think our efforts to get ENDA enacted started sometime during Bill Clinton's second term.

    It's a little like the folks who think the LGBT movement started in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots.  It didn't.  It's been around a lot longer than that.  

    So let's at least try and get the history right, shall we?

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 05:34:41 PM PST

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