This is a group blog devoted to promoting an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
As a group, we support this statement:
The undersigned represent the vast and celebrated diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in this country. Some of us are national leaders of organizations with tens of thousands of members and constituents, some of us run the only local organization in our state. But we are united in a common cause: We ask you to keep working with us on an Employment Non-Discrimination Act that protects everyone in our community, and to oppose any substitute legislation that leaves some of us behind.
We ask and hope that in this moment of truth, you will stand for the courage real leadership sometimes demands. You each command enormous respect from all of us and we do appreciate the difficulty of balancing a variety of competing demands. But the correct course in this case and on this legislation is strikingly clear. We oppose legislation that leaves part of our community without protections and basic security that the rest of us are provided.
You told us you supported a fully inclusive ENDA and would bring it up for a vote this year. We expect that you will honor that commitment and we look forward to working together to pass a bill that we can all be proud to support.
If you are a blogger who is blogging for inclusion of gender identity in ENDA, please email us and we will add you to our blogroll.
If you would like to be a guest blogger or part of the ENDAblog core blogging team, please email us as well.
If you’re not a blogger but would like us to post your statement in support of trans-inclusive ENDA, again, please email us.