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Nancy Pelosi: No ENDA Vote Until After 'DADT' is Repealed

A vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will not take place until after legislative action on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal is complete, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi  The Washington Blade reports:

During her weekly press conference, Pelosi said in response to a Blade inquiry on ENDA’s prospects that lawmakers “still have to finish ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’”

Referencing the successful House vote May 27 to attach repeal to Defense Department budget legislation, she said, “And now, of course, we’ll go — after the bill passes in the Senate — we’ll go to conference. But our work is not finished in that regard, so one thing at a time.”

A Democratic leadership aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, later affirmed that ENDA would not see a vote until work on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is complete.

“It’s very important that we finish ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ before we move on to ENDA,” the source said. “We must ensure the community remains focused on getting ['Don't Ask, Don't Tell'] done and maintaining strong pressure to get the Defense bill done in light of filibuster threats in the Senate. Then we can move on to continuing to assess the votes on ENDA.”

Read the full exchange with Pelosi at the Blade...

Looks like we won't see any action on ENDA until 2011 at the earliest. Until then, continue to hope that you won't be fired from your jobs because you're gay.

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  1. Randy, just who are all those liberal Republicans being nominated by their party for Congress?

    Ros-Ilehten of Florida? OK, she's fine.

    I'll wait for you to identify the others.

    Posted by: Patric | Jun 11, 2010 10:40:09 PM


  2. "Hmmm. Not exactly a "good news"-day for gay rights progress is it?"

    In other words, a typical Friday under the Obama administration.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jun 12, 2010 1:35:21 AM


  3. She's not much different than your average homophobe.

    Posted by: Name: | Jun 12, 2010 8:55:20 AM


  4. Who cares, if they passed ENDA the gays would still complain about Obama.

    Posted by: MickW | Jun 12, 2010 11:58:11 AM


  5. God! What a miserable, hypocritical bag that woman is!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jun 12, 2010 3:49:53 PM


  6. It really is BIZARRE that when the Democrats had a 60% majority in the Senate and a large majority in the house and a Democratic president, they couldn't pass ENDA.

    Nancy is from San Francisco, isn't she!!!

    What the heck?

    What do we have to do to get a scrap from Massa's table, Nancy?

    If it were a Republican Cause, they wouldn't have hesitated to pass ENDA.

    It's really bizarre. Democrats are so weak.

    (Barny Frank says it's an issue of what to do with transsexuals in the situation where clothes are removed and in bathrooms.)

    Posted by: sam | Jun 12, 2010 9:49:58 PM


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