Q Of The Day: Everybody Gets One?

Posted on 06 Sep 2010 at 8:44am

Back when I used to watch Family Guy, there was this running gag with Spiderman that came up in a few episodes. Spiderman would save someone from falling from a cliff, tree, or building, then he’d say “Everybody gets one.”

Maybe I’m a tad cynical, but I’m coming to the conclusion that  this applies to politics too, when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community on the federal level.

In the United States, we have federal hate crimes legislation passed into law last year, but we can’t seem to get the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) out of committee in the House, and who actually believes at this point that ENDA, should it get out of the House, will get by a Republican filibuster in the Senate? And as for repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, we’re having a horribly put-together survey and — well, again we have a bill that seems stuck in the Senate. And, as for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — that definitely ain’t happening this congress.

Plus, as Sen. Harry Reed put it to Dan Choi at Netroots Nation, which do we as the LGBT community want the Congress to work on now: ENDA or DADT?

Be it one per Congress, or one per year — It appears to me that everybody in LGBT community just gets one.

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