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October 22, 2007

House Schedule - H.R. 3685: Employment Non-Discrimination Act

H.R. 3685: Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007
To prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

H.R. 3686: (ENDA, Part II)
To prohibit employment discrimination based on gender identity.

Sponsor Introduction


H.R. 3685 is scheduled for House floor action this week.
H.R. 3686 is expected to be offered as an amendment.


Previous Version: H.R. 2015 (more details on legal problems with the bill)


Transgender Tumult
Go figure: Twenty years ago, Democrat Barney Frank of Massachusetts became the first member of Congress to voluntarily come out as gay, and now he’s the sponsor of an antidiscrimination bill on sexual-orientation matters that has earned him the near-universal condemnation of the gay-advocacy community.

Quandary Over Gay Rights Bill: Is It Better to Protect Some or None?
There's a saying in Congress about passing legislation: Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. The transgender community is learning that lesson the hard way.


In this case we're talking about the really bad not being the enemy of the bad.

This is legal quicksand at its finest.

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