Four months after the greatest Supreme Court victory for LGBT Americans in history, we won our greatest legislative victory in the United States Senate: passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would make it illegal to fire someone for no other reason than being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
There was one big difference between both events.
With our Supreme Court victory, streets overflowed with celebrations and Facebook feeds were appropriately covered in red equal signs and saturated with YouTube marriage proposals and happy couple photos.
With our Senate victory: crickets.
The passion gap makes a disheartening statement about the breadth of our dedication to all members of the LGBT community. Read more »