"The first thing should be the nondiscrimination bill. Human rights is the basis of all of this, and the most discriminatory things that should be gotten rid of at once are the things that allow people to assume that gay people somehow don't have full and equal rights as everybody else. That's a given. The hate-crimes bill and things of that sort are first."
-- DNC chair Howard Dean in response to a question by Gay History Project coordinator Mark Segal: "If there is an Obama administration, what do you think should be the LGBT position? Should we go for the nondiscrimination bill [ENDA] first, should we go for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," or do you think we should go for all of it?"