On Wednesday the House and Senate versions of the repeal of DOMA were introduced under the name the "Respect for Marriage Act." This is the best messaging on LGBT rights at the federal level ever. Who ever came up with this name needs a big pat on the back.
I've already shared my distaste for the name "ENDA." What the heck? Why do we keep beating our heads against the wall with that one? It doesn't stick in the mind. It is easy to shoot down for our opponents, and it doesn't say anything about what the bill does.
The Respect for Marriage Act, though, is perfectly coined. I can't wait for Maggie Gallagher to say how upset she is about the "Respect for Marriage Act" because she wants to "protect marriage."
From what, Maggie? From respect? The thought of it is making me giggle to myself as I write this. Our team is finally thinking like Republicans. Now let's just do the same for ENDA, and we're good to go. How about, "Putting America to Work" or "Everyone Gets a Job" or "No One Can Kick You Out of Your House because You're You Act." OK, that last one was a stretch, but I think you get the idea.