HomoQuotable – Michelangelo Signorile

“The fact that ENDA is unlikely to get a vote in the House gives us a
chance to make sure the religious exemption comes out of this bill. That
may make it harder to get it passed, and it may take a lot longer, but
so be it. There are no shortcuts or bargains on civil rights. And quite
honestly, when you ask for crumbs from the outset, both your friends and
your enemies don’t take you very seriously. We still need full
protections in employment, housing and public accommodations, and none
should include any religious exemptions. We need to stop viewing the
ENDA vote this week as a sign of how far we’ve come — as much of the
hyped-up media has been doing — and instead view it as a sign of how
much further we need to go.” – Michelangelo Signorile, writing for the Huffington Post.