Democratic leaders are pledging to push at least two bills this year in Congress that would enact new civil rights and protections for gays.This article also publishes the "Text of DNC Chair Howard Dean’s comments to the GLBT Caucus."
During the Democratic National Committee’s annual winter meeting Feb. 2 in Washington, party officials said congressional leaders will act this spring to pass a federal hate crimes bill that includes crimes motivated by a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
A trans-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act is expected to follow this fall, officials said.
The projected timetable was revealed at the same gay caucus meeting where DNC Chair Howard Dean thanked the party’s gay supporters for their contributions toward the Democratic victories in November.
Friday, February 09, 2007
"Democrats pledge to push gay bills"