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Employment Non-Discrimination Act Passes House Without Gender Protections

Melissa McEwan: I don't know what else to say at the moment, except that I'll continue to be a fierce ally for the Transgendered.
 
 
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This post, written by Melissa McEwan, originally appeared on Shakesville

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Immediately, I got an email from HRC celebrating, but noting in bold letters:

"HRC remains 100% committed to doing the hard work necessary to pass legislation that protects our entire community, including transgender workers who remain especially vulnerable to workplace discrimination."

Especially vulnerable. Indeed. Perhaps more so than anyone realized, given the extent of the prejudice expressed by presumed allies during the run-up to this vote.

As Pam said yesterday morning:

"[T]he big picture is that this entire situation is a complete embarrassing mess of mixed messages and motives, inadequate preparation, poor PR strategy, and a hell of a lot of anger and vitriol that is damaging, painful and was this amateur hour was avoidable.

Melissa McEwan writes and edits the blog Shakespeare's Sister .

 
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