As Americans struggle to recover from one of the worst economic recessions in our nation’s history, it’s important to remember that the risk of losing a job can be far greater for LGBT people. HRC has worked with members on both sides of the aisle to introduce The Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Frank told Metro Weekly that the legislative priority for equality advocates in Congress would be for employment non-discrimination.
“ENDA will pass before DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act] will be repealed congressionally. I believe that, with regard to DOMA, the goal is to win it in court,” Frank said. “I do not think there is a good likelihood of getting DOMA repealed through the Congress. I think there is a good likelihood, in a Democratic Congress, of getting an inclusive ENDA.”
Top photo: U.S. Rep. Barney Frank expresses doubt for any pro-LGBT legislation in the next Congressional session (courtesy photo)