If a business is forced to hire someone like Diego, would she use the womenâ€™s restroom or the menâ€™s restroom? If the company has a gym, would Diego use the womenâ€™s shower stalls or the menâ€™s?http://www.alainsnewsletter.com/read/281/gay-politics/its-baaackkk-enda/ Andrea Lafferty
Gay activist Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) is a busy man these days. With a pro-gay President in the White House, Frank is certain that he can push through his favorite legislation, known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Frank has introduced H.R. 2981, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009.
When President Bush occupied the White House, Frank knew that Bush would veto ENDA because of its danger to Christians, religious institutions, faith-based groups, and Christian-owned businesses.
What made the ENDA debate almost enjoyable during the last Congress was the major â€œdrama-ramaâ€ over which version of ENDA to bring to the floor for a vote.
For months gays and transgender activists fought among themselves over whether or not to include â€œgender identityâ€ in the bill. The drag queens and transsexuals wanted â€œgender identity,â€ but Frank finally agreed to remove â€œgender identityâ€ from the legislation in order to try to get it passed.
However, this is a new Congress and a new President who is a big supporter of all things LGBT. This new bill will include â€œgender identity,â€ because Frank knows that Obama is cozy with the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) crowd and can be counted on to push the LGBT agenda.
Frankâ€™s senior policy advisor on ENDA is Diego Sanchez, who is described as a â€œtransgender.â€ Sanchez is a woman who either went through a sex change operation; or is living as a man, but hasnâ€™t had any surgery, or is a she-male who went through half of the operation. If this is the case, Diego had his breasts surgically removed, but still maintains female characteristics below the waist
If ENDA passes, businesses all over the United States would have to cope with troubled individuals like Diego who has self-hatred for her birth sex. If a business is forced to hire someone like Diego, would she use the womenâ€™s restroom or the menâ€™s restroom? If the company has a gym, would Diego use the womenâ€™s shower stalls or the menâ€™s? Or, would the business have to set up a private restroom for Diego to protect her right to â€œpee in peaceâ€?
Diegoâ€™s Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is a real-life example of what businesses will face if ENDA passes.
Diego Sanchez testified at an ENDA hearing in 2007. TVC leadership was there and released an in-depth report of the hearing.
TVCâ€™s extensive resources on ENDA provide background information from 2007 on why ENDA must never be passed:
â€¢House Committee Holds She-Male Hearing: Why? â€¢TVC Staffers Attend ENDA Hearing â€¢http://www.traditionalvalues.org/pdf_files/SexualOrientationsDSMRev.pdf â€¢An Urgent Message From TVC Chairman Rev. Louis P. Sheldon â€¢House Committee On Education And Labor Hearing On H.R. 3685, The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) â€¢Speaker Pelosi Delays ENDA Vote Yet Again! â€¢http://www.traditionalvalues.org/pdf_files/TVCSpecialRptTransgenders1234.PDF â€¢CURRENT ENDA LEGISLATION CONTINUES UNCERTAINTY AS TO SCOPE OF RELIGION EXEMPTION â€¢Summary Of Transgender Law Center Report â€˜Peeing In Peace: A Resource Guide For Transgender Activists And Alliesâ€™