Wednesday, November 7, 2007

House passes ENDA - historic victory

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who survived the beating of southern sheriffs during marches for civil rights, said that he had "fought too long and too hard to end discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination against our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters." Noting that protesters in the 1960s "broke down those signs that said 'white' and 'colored,' " Lewis said that today's vote was an opportunity "to bring down more signs."

Stay tuned - hopefully the Senate passes it...Bush will, of course, veto it, but still, it's a big step.