The Employment Non-Discrimination Act Reaches Milestone with Its 52nd sponsor

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:30 am

The Washington Blade reports that Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) is about to sign on to the 2013 version of ENDA. That means the bill  has more sponsors than the 2001 version of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act; it held the previous record for the most sponsors of any LGBT bill. In my opinion, sitting down [...]

If Gabriel Gomez Supports ENDA, Why Doesn’t He Say So Publicly?

By: Saturday June 15, 2013 6:50 pm

Today Washington Blade claims that “Gabriel Gomez endorses ENDA“, the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act.  Congressman Ed Markey and Mr. Gomez are vying for the U. S. Senate seat recently vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry. In an email provided to the Washington Blade, Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL, announced his support for the [...]

The dignity and wisdom of Julian Bond on religious liberty and inclusion

By: Thursday June 13, 2013 10:30 am

When it comes to discussing the place of religion and the expansion of basic civil rights to the LGBT community, legend Julian Bond delivers a passionate, common-sense view often missing from the debate. This civil rights hero and ally – the chairman emeritus of the NAACP – so effortlessly states the obvious:  discrimination is wrong. As we await [...]

Make Gabriel Gomez Work For His Photo Op At Boston Pride Today

By: Saturday June 8, 2013 11:18 am

Gabriel Gomez, Republican candidate for the open US. Senate seat in Massachusetts, says that he’ll be “dropping by the Boston Pride Festival in Boston (City Hall Plaza) at 3:00 pm” today. He apparently still hasn’t figured out (or is uninterested in recognizing) that marriage equality isn’t the only lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issue [...]

US Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez Answers My ENDA Question, Sort Of

By: Wednesday May 29, 2013 4:04 pm

This afternoon I had the opportunity to ask Republican senatorial candidate Gabriel Gomez his views on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA; S 815), which is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate in July. Mr. Gomez, who is vying with Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA05) for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts recently [...]

U.S. Senate Candidate Chooses Anti-Equality Pol as Star Attraction

By: Tuesday May 28, 2013 12:28 pm

What should voters make of a candidate for U. S. Senate who uses an anti-equality former state legislator to entice women to work his campaign phone bank? Gabriel Gomez is the Republican candidate running against U. S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA05) in the June 25 special election to fill John Kerry’s Massachusetts Senate seat. Mr. Gomez [...]

Comments on Sen. Harry Reid’s Facebook Page Illustrate the Need for ENDA

By: Thursday May 16, 2013 8:47 pm

Comments left of Sen. Harry Reid’s Facebook page illustrate why we need ENDA. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) reiterated his longstanding support for passage of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) on Wednesday with a personal note. “My niece is a lesbian,” Reid told reporters. “She’s a school teacher. Her employment shouldn’t be affected with that. [...]

It’s Time For Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez To Take A Stand On ENDA

By: Wednesday May 1, 2013 10:42 pm

Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA05) each won their U.S. Senate primaries in Massachusetts on Tuesday.  While Rep. Markey is well known as a longtime, rock-solid supporter of LGBT equality, Mr. Gomez has remained vague about his views beyond his support for the freedom to marry.  It’s time for Mr. Gomez to start [...]

Obama Administration Giving LGBT Advocates The Runaround On Workplace Discrimination EO And Legislation?

By: Wednesday April 17, 2013 5:08 pm

One year ago last week, on April 11, 2012, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett told LGBT advocates that President Obama wasn’t prepared “at this time” to issue an executive order that would protect LGBT workers who are employed by federal contractors from workplace discrimination. Such an order would “make it illegal for companies with [...]

Republican Senatorial Candidates From Massachusetts Debate DOMA

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 11:47 am

The three Massachusetts Republicans vying for the Bay State’s open U.S. Senate seat held their first debate on Wednesday night.  Candidates Mike Sullivan, Dan Winslow and Gabriel Gomez were asked to give their views on two marriage-related questions: Is the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) constitutional? Should states have the right to maintain discriminatory [...]

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