I had an interesting conversation with Stu Rosenburg from the Human Rights Campaign yesterday. He's in town continuing the valuable work he and his team have been doing in Indiana around ENDA and hate crimes legislation. I love sitting and talking with Stu; I learn a lot each time we chat.
For the most part, Stu had good news to impart. Things are looking good for ENDA. Most of Indiana's Democratic Congressional delegation believe we're not second class citizens and deserve the same rights to employment, housing and public accommodations as everyone else. But there's still one Democrat who hasn't committed to voting in favor of ENDA to anyone nationally - Congressman Brad Ellsworth. (You might remember the Congressman from his vote against hate crimes legislation and his subsequent guest post here on the site defending his vote.)
Now, I'm not saying that Rep Ellsworth is going to vote against ENDA. In fact, he has committed to one person at least that he's going to vote in favor of it. Me. In fact, I blogged it after we spoke at the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner.
Continue on for the quote, some more thoughts and a request for our readers.