Will American Airlines Walk the ENDA Walk? Or Just Mealy the ENDA Mouth?

From Queer Channel Media:

American Airlines, one of the world’s largest airlines, has written Congress a letter endorsing the Employee Nondiscrimination Act, according to a press release.

Should I bother saying anything about the fact that Queer Channel Media can’t even get the name of the bill right?  Its tempting – but I won’t.

The letter of support was signed by Denise Lynn, American’s vice president for diversity and leadership strategies, Michael Wascom, American’s managing director of international and governmental affairs, and Betty Young, American’s national sales and marketing manager for the gay community.

“(We are) proud to express our strong support of federal workplace non-discrimination legislation that would extend basic job protections to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans.  We are proud to have been the first major airline to implement same-sex domestic partner benefits, first to implement both sexual orientation and gender identity in our workplace non-discrimination policies, and first to have a recognized LGBT employee resource group – GLEAM,” the press release said.

“Our endorsement of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is consistent with our longstanding Statement of Equal Opportunity … The principles fostered by ENDA are consistent with our corporate principles in treating all employees with fairness and respect.  On behalf of our more than 80,000 employees, we appreciate your consideration and encourage Congress to enact this important legislation.”

Well – of which ENDA does AA speaketh?

AA says T and means T with respect to its own policy, but does it really mean T when it comes to ENDA?

Will AA step up and oppose the Aravosis-Crain-HRC-St. Barney ENDA 3685? 

Or is it saying what it needs to say to con trans people into believing that we matter?

One Response to Will American Airlines Walk the ENDA Walk? Or Just Mealy the ENDA Mouth?

  1. Kelli Busey says:

    Transgender people must seek allies in the LGB people, but we must step up and take 100% responsibility for our destiny.

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