This just in from the San Francisco Chronicle:
The move has generated outrage in the gay rights community -- with the notable exception of HRC, which so far remains silent, refusing to return repeated phone calls. Sources say HRC has scheduled and canceled at least two emergency board meetings over threats by some board members to quit if HRC endorses the new ENDA bill, sans gender identity protections.
They also went on to say that :
Matt Foreman, executive direction of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, said the thing to do is wait and continue to try to round up votes, "not to abandon part of our community." Transgendered people were successfully added to the hate crimes bill, which took a decade to pass, he said, and with time could be added to ENDA.
Frank promised hearings on a separate bill for employment discrimination protections for transgender people, with hearings to educate members and the public.
My sources have told me that Barney Frank's going to be hard pressed to find any transgender organization to help him "educate the members and the public." The additional gender identity bill is nothing more than a push overboard by Barney Frank and they know it.