We won the marriage case in California. No need for hyperbole here; this is big; big in terms of what it does, big in terms of what it means, and big in terms of the opportunity for progress it gives us (I'll suggest some of the ways to take advantage of that opportunity below).
In 1977, I was one of about seven people meeting in a mostly abandoned building in San Francisco. We were planning to start a new political club, a political club that would have something no SF club had ever had before: the word 'gay' in its name.
Part way through the meeting, somebody asked why there was no law in San Francisco making it illegal to d
Congress recently threatened to hold a vote on a bill that would cut from the ENDA the people who most need its protections. There is no better example of the reason we need a transgender-inclusive ENDA than Diane Schroer, a highly-decorated veteran who transitioned from male to female after 25 years of distinguished service in the Army. Diane interviewed for a job as a terrorism research analyst at the Library of Congress, and accepted the position, but the job offer was rescinded when she told her future supervisor that she was in the process of gender transition. Watch Diane Schroer's story and learn why we need an ENDA that prohibits gender identity discrimination: