Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ACLU, CSpan, bloggers report on ENDA testimony; note on National Equality March Oct. 11

ACLU is reporting on the testimony before the House today on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, HR 3017, S 1584. The ACLU has a support document from the LCCR, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, link here. A blog called “Susan’s Soapbox” has the testimony of Rabbi David Saperstein, here.

The ACLU has a PDF called "Working in the Shadows: Ending Employment Discrimination for LGBT Americans" here.

CSPAN has a link set up for the content here but the program has not aired yet; I would expect to see the video of the testimony appear there within the next day.

HRC's link on the ENDA hearings is here. Here is the list of House sponsors: Representatives Barney Frank (D-MA), IIeana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jared Polis (D-CO), Michael Castle (R-DE), George Miller (D-CA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), John Conyers (D-MI), Todd Platts (R-PA), Rob Andrews (D-NJ), and Leonard Lance (R-NJ). According to HRC, 87% of Fortune 500 companies include sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policies as in employee handbooks, and 41% include gender identity.

National Equality March:

Check the following letter from David Mixner on the National Equality March on Washington on Sunday October 11, here. I don't know yet how this will compare to the March events in April 1993 and again April 2000.

SLDN's link for the event is here. Stay tuned.

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