Michelangelo Signorile: Remove The Religious Exemption From ENDA And Stop Asking For Crumbs
“The fact that ENDA is unlikely to get a vote in the House gives us a chance to make sure the religious exemption comes out of this bill. That may make it harder to get it passed, and it may take a lot longer, but so be it. There are no shortcuts or bargains on civil rights. And quite honestly, when you ask for crumbs from the outset, both your friends and your enemies don’t take you very seriously. We still need full protections in employment, housing and public accommodations, and none should include any religious exemptions. We need to stop viewing the ENDA vote this week as a sign of how far we’ve come — as much of the hyped-up media has been doing — and instead view it as a sign of how much further we need to go.” – Michelangelo Signorile, standing up as any proud LGBT American would against the ridiculously broad religious exemptions that makes the current version of The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)which is about to go to debate and vote in the Senate virtually worthless.