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HomoQuotable - Michelangelo Signorile

"The marriage equality movement has been a success for a lot of reasons. One of them, no doubt, is branding and framing. And it's time to learn from that and apply it to other battles, like the battle against employment discrimination, which has been a dismal failure. For almost two decades we've tried but failed to get federal workplace protections. If we truly believe that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people should be free from fear of being fired at any moment or turned away from a job simply because of who they are, then we've got to, right now, get rid of the 20-year-old, dull and wretched terminology for the federal law we're trying to pass and replace it with something vibrant and real, something that captivates and connects with the lives of every American. [snip] Many Americans don't like banning this or that entity from doing something, but every American believes in freedom. So let's get to work -- and rename ENDA the Freedom to Work Act." - Michelangelo Signorile, writing for the Huffington Post.

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