Friday, October 26, 2007

ENDA troubles

The White House's Office of Management and Budget has put out its official position on ENDA and cites religious freedom and protecting the Defense of Marriage Act as two major reasons why the bill would be vetoed if it made it to the president's desk.

Also, The Hill reports that freshmen Democrats have led the charge to kill the Baldwin Amendment, which would reinstate trans-inclusive language in the bill. Without it, ENDA is a sexual orientation non-discrimination bill, not an LGBT-non discrimination bill.

House Education & Labor Committee Chairman George Miller said that the amendment would not go forward if House Democratic leadership did not believe that it had the votes to pass.

The House vote on ENDA was postponed earlier this week and has yet to be rescheduled.

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