Here's a note to our Congressional and Gay Inc leadership... If you want to understand why people are confused about the status of ENDA and never sure what's really going on and where the truth lies, perhaps you should start with some self-examination.
Barney Frank in MetroWeekly on Sunday (and quoted on Bilerico yesterday): "It's an organizing tool. Obviously, with the Republicans in power, you're not going to get the bill even considered."
Barney Frank about ENDA's re-introduction in a press release yesterday at 6:02pm: "Passing an inclusive ENDA is a difficult but winnable fight - winnable if supported by a serious lobbying effort. The bill we are about to introduce provides an important vehicle for that effort."
NCTE head Mara Keisling and NGLTF leader Rea Carey in an e-mail containing talking points for United ENDA members yesterday at 6:31pm: "Though it is unlikely that ENDA could pass in the current House of Representatives, we see this Congress as an important opportunity to continue the education of Congress that is vital to ultimate passage of the legislation."
Nothing confusing there! Maybe someone should have given Frank a copy of the talking points. All the orgs will release press releases tomorrow after the introduction. It'll be interesting to see if they're realistic or full of carefully worded fluff.
Move along, folks. It'll happen. They promised. Again. Maybe. (img src)