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Gay Activists Demand An Obama Executive Order

From a conflicted as to which route is best Associated Press:

After Senate win, gay groups shift focus to Obama

By JULIE PACE | November 8, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, activists turned their attention toward President Barack Obama and a long-sought executive order that would have the same effect, though on a much smaller scale.

"We call on President Obama to send a clear message in support of workplace fairness by signing this executive order," said Chad Griffin, president of the gay advocacy group Human Rights Campaign.

What a shock. Gay activists now want Obama to give them something , via an executive order they can’t get through Congress. By the way, as we have noted before, Mr. Griffin is also a major Obama bundler. So we suspect he will eventually get whatever he demands.

The quick shift underscores the reality that the bill is unlikely to ever reach Obama’s desk. While the anti-discrimination measure passed comfortably Thursday in the Democratic-controlled Senate, it may never get a vote in the GOP-led House because of Speaker John Boehner’s opposition.

But gay rights groups and the White House appear to have differing views of the opportunities presented by that political landscape.

While activists take Boehner’s opposition as a clear sign the president should act on his own to extend workplace protections to gays and transgender people, White House officials see an opportunity to cast Republicans as outside the mainstream on gay rights, an issue where public opinion has rapidly shifted…

What a tough call for Obama. Should he issue the executive order and boost fundraising for the Democrat Party? Or should he delay it in order to beat up on the Republicans as bigots? Decisions decisions.

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act — known as ENDA — would bar employers with 15 or more workers from using a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity as the basis for making employment decisions, including hiring, firing, compensation or promotion…

Meaning that no one can be denied a job just because they are a cross-dresser. Just a few years ago conservatives were mocked for predicting this outcome. We were called crazy fear-mongers.

Religious institutions and the military would be exempted…

For now. But only until some liberal judge decides otherwise.

If the president signs an executive order, it would contain the same protections as the Senate bill…

And he would be once again going around Congress, violating the Constitution, and acting exactly like a dictator. But for our own good, of course.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, November 8th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Gay Activists Demand An Obama Executive Order”

  1. captstubby says:

    ” Decisions decisions.”

    actually ,both can happen.
    he can issue it, and ABC news can still call Republicans bigots.
    NBC is , well, busy covering Lauer’s butt,
    and CBS is Covering its own.

  2. John Carter says:

    The fact that this passed in the Senate shows the sad condition this country is in.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    They don’t need to demand it … Obama’s already Gay …


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