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If you Want to Lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Stay Home

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I recently received an email from Mara Keisling asking me to join the: “National Center for Transgender Equality and the Transgender People of Color Coalition in Washington, DC on June 17, 2013 to lobby for basic job protections and fair treatment in the U.S. immigration system.” In years past, the lobby days put on by…

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Senator Casey Asks Social Security Administration to Provide Gender Change Publication

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Today Senator Bob Casey asked the Social Security Adminstration to create a publication for gender change: Dear Commissioner Astrue: Thank you for your continued leadership of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and demonstrated commitment to improve SSA’S service to the public. l commend your agency for the website’s recognition by the American Customer Satisfaction Index…

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ENDA And Hate Crimes Go To The Back Of The Bus

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Last Thursday Jason Bellini of the Daily Beast reported that  the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) had made a deal with the Obama Administration to delay repealing the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy in an effort to focus on the federal hate crimes bill and Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). I thought it sounded too good…

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Transsexuals Not Covered In Hate Crimes Bill

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Back on Feburary 25, 2009 Kathy Padilla wrote a post over at Pam’s House Blend titled “Hate Crimes & ENDA: Bad Bills Come and Bad Bills Go“. When it came out I really thought it would be one of those explosive posts that rocked the community down to the bone. She said: “The new definitions…

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ENDA and The Gay Media Cabal

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According the Washington Blade, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) approved a policy statement that “the group will not support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, if it excludes language protecting persons from discrimination.” The Advocate followed suit with: “The Human Rights Campaign adopted a policy statement on Wednesday that says the group will not support…

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Diego Sanchez Named Senior Legislative Adviser To Barney Frank

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Sources on the Hill confirmed to The Transadvocate that Barney Frank’s office will announce the hiring of Diego Sanchez today. Sanchez will replace outgoing senior policy adviser, Joe Racalto.

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