From LGBTQ Nation: http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/04/after-decades-of-pressure-enda-continues-to-languish-what-gives/
April 25, 2012
The first GetEQUAL action that I ever witnessed was in September of 2010, when a group of about two dozen protestors stood on a street corner in the Castro, waiting for the light to change, and then marched out into the middle of the intersection to unfurl a giant traffic-blocking banner:
“When jobs are lost, the market stops,” it read, a little wordplay since the street they were blocking was Market Street.
I’m lucky to have always worked in LGBT-friendly bubbles.
At a creative company in San Francisco, there’s little risk to being out in the workplace. But I know that not everyone can be so fortunate. As easily as I settled in California, I could have wound up in one of the 29 states where I can lose my job because of who I love — or one of the 34 states where my trans friends can be fired over a pronoun.
I firmly believe that marriage is an important cause for the LGBT community, and I’ve dedicated the last few years of my life to the fight for marriage equality.
But sometimes I’m surprised that employment protection doesn’t get more attention. Is it because marriage is a more fun topic than work is? Maybe. But like those GetEQUAL activists pointed out, we all depend on jobs. Why aren’t we more up in arms about ENDA?
Continue reading at: http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/04/after-decades-of-pressure-enda-continues-to-languish-what-gives/