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terça-feira, Outubro 02, 2007

Devido à importância que esta lei poderá vir a ter futuramente, influenciando outros países, justifica-se neste momento um post dedicado exclusivamente a este tema. À semelhança de outras leis que contenham a população transgénero, vê-se perfeitamente o nível de discriminação suportado, superior à discriminação LGB. Em Portugal, quando da inclusão da orientação sexual na Constituição, também o problema foi a população transgénero. No entanto, a reacção das associações LGBT norte-americanas é substancialmente diferente da que se viu por terras lusas, onde as associações existentes na altura, e que tiveram um papel relevante, não tiveram problema nenhum em deixar cair o T. Para o bem da maioria, penso que foi dito na altura.

[USA]
Stripped-Down Gay Rights Bill Heads To House Committee
Excerpt: On Sunday he tried to quell the dissent, saying removing trans rights was the only way to get the rest of the measure passed.
"It is never possible for us at any given time to get everything that we would like, and so we have to make difficult choices," said Frank.
SF: LGBT Groups Oppose New Employment Discrimination Laws
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community plan to hold a 24-hour vigil Monday in protest of a new bill that would drop transgender people from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
ENDA Vote to Come Soon
Excerpt: Last Thursday, Frank and House leadership determined that ENDA would be split into two bills, one for protections on sexual orientation and one for protections on gender identity.
[News/Commentary] Barney Frank Bails on the Transgender Community
Dear Congressman Frank:
I am your constituent. I vote for you. I have voted for you since I moved to Newton in 1985. That's a lot of elections. I cannot believe you are supporting a gutted version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), removing transgender from the language of the Act.
[Blog Commentary] There's no substitute for the original ENDA
If you've been reading the Blend over the last couple of days, you know that Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) will introduce two versions of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act -- the original one that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and the watered-down, trans-free version that may have a chance of passage (even though everyone knows Bush will veto it).
[Press Release] Tell Your Member of Congress: Don't Eviscerate ENDA
There is a crucial vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) scheduled for tomorrow morning in the House Committee on Education and Labor. There's a strong possibility that the bill the committee will vote to mark up will NOT be the same bill we've supported this year.
[Press Release] More Than 90 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organizations Tell Congress: Don't Leave Transgender People Behind!
More than 90 national and state lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations have signed a letter hand-delivered this morning to Congress that urges lawmakers to reject substitute legislation that removes transgender protections from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and instead get back to work to pass H.R. 2015, an ENDA bill that provides job protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
[Blog/Commentary] Moving Forward on an Inclusive ENDA
As the drama around the Employment Non-Discrimination Act continues to unfold, there are two hard facts that we must face head on.
[Blog/Commentary] Don't Forget Gender Identity and Gender Expression Protect Us All
It has been disturbing this week to hear about the dismantling of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) by its sponsor, Rep. Barney Frank.
[Blog/Commentary] Politico or Activist, You Choose
After a night (of not too restful) sleep on the actions of the House Democrats stripping of transgender people from ENDA, I'd like to make a few observations.
[Blog Commentary] A Drag On ENDA?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and openly gay Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) have declared transgender people a drag on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
[PR/Events] Vigil for an Inclusive ENDA at Barney Frank's office Tuesday Oct 2, 2007
The Employment Non-Discrimnation Act is being torn apart by our own Gay leadership! Barney Frank is attempting to divide our community by removing gender identity from ENDA.
[Blog/Commentary] The ENDA Debacle
Hundreds of calls to the show on Friday, and, among those who got through, people were largely dispirited, many downright angry, about the decision by the House Democratic leadership, supported by Barney Frank, to remove transgendered people from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Vote On ENDA Delayed As LGBT Pressure Mounts
A vote to mark up a revised version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that had been expected on Tuesday has been put off as pressure by LGBT groups mounts on Democrats to reinstate the measure's original language.
Revised ENDA Also Reduces Protections For Gays Legal Group Says
A preliminary assessment of the revised version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act shows the bill to be riddled with loopholes in addition to dropping protections for transgender people, Lambda Legal said Monday.
Dropping the "T": New Version of ENDA Does Not Protect Trans People
GLBT news outlets and equality organizations reported late last week and over the weekend on a startling new development regarding ENDA, the long-sought Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
[Blog/News] Trans discrimination sparks fight
One of the first waves of protest over the move in Congress to remove transgender people from an anti-discrimination bill <http://www.sfbg.com/blogs/politics/2007/09/pelosi_sells_out_the_trans_com.html> came from the labor movement. Members of Pride at Work <http://www.prideatwork.org/>, an LGBT-focused labor coalition and the newest member of the AFL-CIO, held a press conference Sept 28 to announce they are withdrawing their support from the ENDA bill <http://www.queerty.com/politics/trans-rights-dumped-from-enda-20070927/>, and encouraging other LGBT advocacy groups to do the same.
[Blog/News/Commentary] Pelosi sells out the trans community
Why are Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank throwing the transgender community under a train <http://www.queerty. com/politics/ trans-rights- dumped-from- enda-20070927/>? Frank says it's because America isn't ready <http://www.queerty. com/news/ happy-endings- barney-frank- speaks-up- 20070928/> to have an employment-rights bill include trannies: "there is more resistance to protection for people who are transgender than for people who are gay, lesbian and bisexual."
Pelosi delays action on ENDA
Following a groundswell of opposition from gay activists, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) late Monday put the brakes on plans to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, to a vote in the House in the next two weeks without protections for transgender persons.
Trans-less ENDA put on hold
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will postpone advancing the latest version of the Employment Non Discrimination Act that includes protections for gay men and lesbians but excludes transgender people <http://www.planetou t.com/news/ article.html? 2007/09/28/ 1>, her office said Monday.

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