See anything missing here?
April 24, 2007 — ENDA (H.R. 2015) introduced in the House by Reps. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Deborah Price (R-Ohio) and Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) and includes a gender identity clause.
Sept. 26 — A preliminary whip count reportedly shows a trans-inclusive ENDA would fall at least 30 votes short. With Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s consent, Frank introduces a new “sexual orientation-only” version of ENDA (H.R. 3685) with a separate bill that would ban job discrimination based on gender identity. Frank calls for hearings on the gender identity bill, but says it doesn’t have enough support to bring it up for a vote anytime soon. Frank also says it’s unwise to push a vote that could result in defeat as it makes it harder to bring up later as members of Congress aren’t likely to change their votes risking accusations of flip-flopping on a controversial issue. Some speculate 60 votes would be needed to pass ENDA in the Senate to overcome a filibuster.
Oct. 2 — HRC announces its board has voted to reaffirm its 2004 position not to support ENDA without trans protections but HRC President Joe Solmonese angers trans activists and leaders of other gay groups by saying HRC will not encourage members of Congress to vote against a gay-only bill.
Funny – in QCM’s “ENDA timeline” that “shows how the bill has progressed since 1974,” I don’t see anything about Mighty Joe Youngmonese’s
pack of lies delivered to speech at Southern Comfort in September.
I also think its miiiiiiiiiiighty convenient that the biggest queer media pimp of the ‘incremental progress’ lie chose only to make it an ENDA timeline and not a timeline showing overall progress on trans rights – which, of course, would show that so-called ‘incremental progress’ has, thus far, proven to be the greatest failure among all strategies to secure trans inclusion.
A queer media organ without context is like…
well, you know.