Breaking: Ask President Bush Veto ENDA, as Promised

7 11 2007

Filed under: ENDA, H.R. 3685, Homosexuality, Politics, Christianity

Breaking: ENDA H.R. 3685 passes the House

I’ve posted before about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) H.R. 3685. It creates special rights for homosexuals by unconstitutionally adding “sexual orientation” to be a protected civil right. Religious freedom for Christian employees and business owners is in jeopardy! Liberty Counsel and Alliance Defense Fund (pdf) have more on the dangers of ENDA to people of faith.

President Bush has promised to veto the bill. A veto override would require 270 votes (2/3 of the House).

Call the White House, NOW, and ask President Bush to follow through on his promise to veto ENDA:

Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461

The ENDA passed the House this evening, in an a very unfortunate 235-184 vote:

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 1057(Democrats in normal; Republicans in italic; Independents underlined)H R 3685 YEA-AND-NAY 7-Nov-2007 6:23 PM
QUESTION: On Passage
BILL TITLE: Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

Yeas Nays PRES NV
Democratic 200 25 8
Republican 35 159 6
Independent
TOTALS 235 184

—- YEAS 235 —

Abercrombie
Ackerman
Allen
Altmire
Andrews
Arcuri
Baca
Baird
Baldwin
Bean
Becerra
Berkley
Berman
Biggert
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Blumenauer
Bono
Boswell
Boucher
Boyda (KS)
Brady (PA)
Brown, Corrine
Butterfield
Campbell (CA)
Capps
Capuano
Cardoza
Carnahan
Carney
Castle
Castor
Chandler
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Cohen
Conyers
Cooper
Costa
Costello
Courtney
Crowley
Cuellar
Cummings
Davis (CA)
Davis (IL)
Davis, Tom
DeFazio
DeGette
Delahunt
DeLauro
Dent
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
Dicks
Dingell
Doggett
Donnelly
Doyle
Dreier
Ellison
Ellsworth
Emanuel
Engel
English (PA)
Eshoo
Etheridge
Farr
Fattah
Filner
Flake
Fossella
Frank (MA)
Frelinghuysen
Gerlach
Gilchrest
Gillibrand
Gonzalez
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Grijalva
Gutierrez
Hall (NY)
Hare
Harman
Hastings (FL)
Herseth Sandlin
Higgins
Hill
Hinchey
Hinojosa
Hirono
Hobson
Hodes
Holden
Honda
Hooley
Hoyer
Inslee
Israel
Jackson (IL)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson, E. B.
Jones (OH)
Kagen
Kanjorski
Kaptur
Kennedy
Kildee
Kilpatrick
Kind
Kirk
Klein (FL)
Knollenberg
Kucinich
Kuhl (NY)
Langevin
Lantos
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee
Levin
Lewis (GA)
LoBiondo
Loebsack
Lofgren, Zoe
Lowey
Lynch
Mahoney (FL)
Maloney (NY)
Markey
Matheson
Matsui
McCarthy (NY)
McCollum (MN)
McCotter
McCrery
McDermott
McGovern
McHugh
McNerney
McNulty
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Miller (MI)
Miller (NC)
Miller, George
Mitchell
Mollohan
Moore (KS)
Moore (WI)
Moran (VA)
Murphy (CT)
Murphy, Patrick
Murtha
Napolitano
Neal (MA)
Obey
Ortiz
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor
Payne
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peterson (MN)
Platts
Pomeroy
Porter
Price (NC)
Pryce (OH)
Ramstad
Rangel
Reichert
Reyes
Richardson
Rodriguez
Ros-Lehtinen
Rothman
Roybal-Allard
Ruppersberger
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Ryan (WI)
Salazar
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Sarbanes
Saxton
Schakowsky
Schiff
Schwartz
Scott (GA)
Scott (VA)
Serrano
Sestak
Shays
Shea-Porter
Sherman
Sires
Slaughter
Smith (WA)
Snyder
Solis
Space
Spratt
Stark
Stupak
Sutton
Tauscher
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tiberi
Tierney
Tsongas
Udall (CO)
Udall (NM)
Van Hollen
Visclosky
Walden (OR)
Walz (MN)
Wasserman Schultz
Waters
Watson
Watt
Waxman
Welch (VT)
Wexler
Wilson (OH)
Woolsey
Wu
Wynn
Yarmuth


—- NAYS 184 —

Aderholt
Akin
Alexander
Bachmann
Bachus
Baker
Barrett (SC)
Barrow
Bartlett (MD)
Barton (TX)
Berry
Bilbray
Bilirakis
Bishop (UT)
Blackburn
Blunt
Boehner
Bonner
Boozman
Boustany
Brady (TX)
Broun (GA)
Brown (SC)
Brown-Waite, Ginny
Buchanan
Burgess
Burton (IN)
Calvert
Camp (MI)
Cannon
Cantor
Capito
Carter
Chabot
Clarke
Coble
Cole (OK)
Conaway
Cramer
Crenshaw
Culberson
Davis (AL)
Davis (KY)
Davis, David
Davis, Lincoln
Deal (GA)
Doolittle
Drake
Duncan
Edwards
Ehlers
Emerson
Everett
Fallin
Feeney
Ferguson
Forbes
Fortenberry
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Gallegly
Garrett (NJ)
Gingrey
Gohmert
Goode
Goodlatte
Gordon
Granger
Graves
Hall (TX)
Hastert
Hastings (WA)
Hayes
Heller
Hensarling
Herger
Hoekstra
Holt
Hulshof
Hunter
Inglis (SC)
Issa
Johnson (IL)
Johnson, Sam
Jones (NC)
Jordan
Keller
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kingston
Kline (MN)
Lamborn
Lampson
Latham
LaTourette
Lewis (CA)
Lewis (KY)
Linder
Lipinski
Lucas
Lungren, Daniel E.
Mack
Manzullo
Marchant
Marshall
McCarthy (CA)
McCaul (TX)
McHenry
McIntyre
McKeon
McMorris Rodgers
Melancon
Mica
Michaud
Miller (FL)
Miller, Gary
Moran (KS)
Murphy, Tim
Musgrave
Myrick
Nadler
Neugebauer
Nunes
Pearce
Pence
Peterson (PA)
Petri
Pickering
Pitts
Poe
Price (GA)
Putnam
Radanovich
Rahall
Regula
Rehberg
Renzi
Reynolds
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Rohrabacher
Roskam
Ross
Royce
Sali
Schmidt
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Shadegg
Shimkus
Shuler
Shuster
Simpson
Skelton
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Souder
Stearns
Sullivan
Tancredo
Tanner
Taylor
Terry
Thornberry
Tiahrt
Towns
Turner
Upton
Velázquez
Walberg
Walsh (NY)
Wamp
Weiner
Weldon (FL)
Weller
Whitfield
Wicker
Wilson (NM)
Wilson (SC)
Wolf
Young (AK)
Young (FL)

—- NOT VOTING 14 —

Boren
Boyd (FL)
Braley (IA)
Buyer
Carson
Cubin
Giffords
Jefferson
Jindal
LaHood
Oberstar
Olver
Paul
Westmoreland


Two amendments were passed with the bill and one was withdrawn. The bill is still a bad bill even with the amendments.

  • Miller Amendment PASSED by roll call vote: 422 (Y); 25 (N) (exempts certain religious positions that would also be exempt under other current civil rights law.)
  • Souder Amendment PASSED by roll call vote: 325 (Y); 101 (N) (removes prohibition against employers requiring an employee to be married or being eligible to be married.)
  • Baldwin Amendment was WITHDRAWN (would have given protection to transsexuals and cross-dressers.)

Be sure to call the White House TODAY to ensure President Bush veto’s the bill, as promised.

In comments on the House floor, Ms. Pelosi acknowledged the challenges.

“History teaches us that progress on civil rights is never easy,” she said. “It is often marked by small and difficult steps.”

Correct. If only Ms. Pelosi could decipher between a civil right and moral wrong.

Speaking of being able to decipher, here’s a liberal blog with some typical comments that make a great side dish to the liberal, “civil right” meatloaf.

It’s a shame the Repugnant party is so full of hate!

Defense of value is not hate. It’s love for all people by enforcing a moral standard.

Gays are Americans too, and deserve what the rest of us enjoy, and deserve it equally.

They already do! They are demanding the creation of special rights where none existed before.

The DemocratIC Party is the party of tolerance.

And you can keep that mantra. Christians cannot be tolerant and faithful simultaneously.

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