Task Force Responds to the Announcement from House Speaker Pelosi to Go Forward with a Vote on a Non-Inclusive ENDA

Oct 12, 2007, 01:00 ET from The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc.

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement from Matt
 Foreman, Executive Director National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
     "We completely disagree with this proposed strategy -- it simply makes
 no sense. If the goal is moving an ENDA that protects all of us, passing a
 flawed, gay-only bill utterly undermines that objective. The notion that
 the House of Representatives will be willing to revisit a different ENDA
 before the end of the calendar year -- when it has been unwilling or unable
 to take up a single pro-gay matter over the last 34 years -- is more than
 implausible. We will do everything possible to convince members to end this
 misguided course of action."
     The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc. (aka NGLTF Inc.), founded
 in 1974, works to build the grassroots political power of the LGBT
 community to win complete equality. We do this through direct and
 grassroots lobbying to defeat anti-LGBT ballot initiatives and legislation
 and pass pro-LGBT legislation and other measures. We also analyze and
 report on the positions of candidates for public office on issues of
 importance to the LGBT community. NGLTF, Inc., is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit
 corporation incorporated in New York. Contributions to NGLTF, Inc., are not

SOURCE The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc.