After marriage equality – what’s next?

by Peter Rosenstein

We have the right to join the Armed Forces — and soon will have the right to marry – what’s the next issue for us to focus on as a community?

Many are now wondering which issues LGBT organizations will use to continue to raise the funds they need to survive. What issue will tug at our heartstrings and get us to open our wallets and keep giving?

At the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner we heard one way is by championing a new comprehensive LGBT civil rights bill. According to the HRC blog “regardless of whether or not ENDA passes in this session of Congress, it is time for the LGBT movement to throw its weight behind a fully comprehensive LGBT civil rights bill. A bill that, at long last, would bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in all core civil rights categories—including housing, public accommodations, credit, education and, if ENDA fails to pass, employment. This is a visionary idea that Rep. Bella Abzug (D-N.Y.) brought to Congress in 1974. Its time has come.”
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via Washington Blade