There is s tectonic shift going on in America as people reject the hateful right wing extremist positions put forth by pseudo-Christian Dominionists.
People are tired of the rabid practices of Corporate Capitalism and the class war that has been waged by the rich upon the poor and hard working people of this country.
Many are tired of religious fanatics who call themselves Christian and use that as an excuse for the abuse of women and their rights as well as the denial of LGBT/T peoples rights.
Protecting LGBT/T people from blatant discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation is not giving a minority group some sort of special privileges no matter how the right wing tries pretend that society will suffer if pseudo-Christians and other assorted bigots are not allowed to abuse LGBT/T people and deny them the same sorts of access and respect that should be accorded all human beings.
Conservatives have always been racist and bigoted and finally they pushed it too far and people have started rejecting their ideology of bigotry along with their failed economic ideology.
An inclusive ENDA is just a start.
From Raw Story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/11/03/poll-americans-favor-protections-for-transgender-people/
By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, November 3, 2011
A recent survey found that approximately 9 out of 10 Americans, including strong majorities of all religious, believe that transgender people deserve the same rights and protections as other Americans.
The survey (PDF) of more than 2,000 adults was conducted by Public Religion Research Institute in August and September.
“Three out of four Americans say Congress should pass employment nondiscrimination laws that protect transgender people,” said Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute. “This strong support is also broad, persisting across party lines and the religious spectrum.”
There is currently no federal law that prohibits all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Seventy-four percent of Americans favor the Matthew Shepard Act, which expanded the 1969 United States federal hate-crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Only 22 percent oppose it.
Support for the legislation was lowest among Republicans, at 56 percent, and highest among Democrats, at 84 percent.
Complete article at: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/11/03/poll-americans-favor-protections-for-transgender-people/