HRC Board : ENDA Policy Statement March 25, 2009

By Kelli Anne Busey
March 25, 2009

HRC published a statement on March 25th regarding it's policy on a gender inclusive ENDA past and present. HRC emphatically states it will not embrace the policy of 2007 when it abondoned it's support of transgender people.

I have a problem with this statement. HRC is still attempting to rewrite history. HRC is still trying to play the innocent victim. The sexual orientation ENDA had ZERO chance of passing the Senate or be signed by the president and they knew it. The move to abandon transgender people was despicable and we will not, and can not forget.

HRC if people see you as a revisionist that adds fuel to the fears you are also an assimilationist organization. Come clean and you will win hearts.

As a co-captain of the HRC haters club I am highly sceptical of the resolve that HRC will display in the future as it faces the potty mouthed right wingdings on the national front but then.....I can not deny the recent effectiveness of our combined efforts.Go Equality Federation!

I'd say give them a shot. Who knows?


HRC Board ENDA Policy

"It's the policy of HRC that the organization will only support an inclusive ENDA. In 2007 House leadership informed us that there were insufficient votes to pass an inclusive bill, so they decided to vote on a sexual orientation only bill. We made a one time exception to our policy in 2007 because we strongly believed that supporting this vote would do more to advance inclusive legislation. We will not support such a strategy again. We look forward to Congress sending President Obama a fully inclusive ENDA for his signature."

On the web at HRC.org News


Anonymous said...

Before any 'policy change' to have any meaningful effect HRC should apologize for lies and betrayal of the transgender community. Not only once but multiple times upon introduction of ENDA legislation.

2007 was NOT the first time that HRC betrayed transfolk concerning ENDA.


Anonymous said...

Hey! I just checked the link and the statement (at least at that URL) has vanished.

planet trans said...

sorry about the bad link got it right.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't a bad link - at least initialy. For some reason, they shifted the statement from that URL to a new one. I followed the bouncing link at: http://endablog.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/more-scrubbing/