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ENDA Hopes Dim for 2010

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The election of Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate has only diminished the already small hope of passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the coming year, reports the DC Agenda.

Even before Brown took over Ted Kennedy's Senate seat and ended the Democrats filibuster-proof majority, things didn't look good for passing ENDA in 2010. While sufficient votes could possibly be found in the House, there doesn't seem to be enough support yet in the Senate.

That's not stopping groups like the Human Rights Campaign and the National Center for Transgender Equality from lobbying Congress members.

"I'm still optimistic," Mara Keisling, executive director of NCTE, told the DC Agenda. "The Senate's always been the harder challenge on every piece of legislation, not just on LGBT legislation. So the Senate's a challenge; we'll get there."

Read the full story here.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.