Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Results

It is going to be impossible to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) now with the Republicans in control of Congress. I do not see any chance of the bill passing with or without us. I can imagine a bill proposing to overturn the courts decisions on marriage equality and I can also see a bill to band gays and lesbians in the military or a bill with religious exemptions for marriage or military service members.

The first trans-legislator in Nevada, Lauren Scott, loses Nevada’s 30th Assembly district by 9% of the votes.

As I am writing this at twenty to nine the governor’s race here is a nail biter with 91% of the votes counted Governor Malloy is ahead by 3% and is being called a winner.

It appears so far that the Democrats will maintain control of both chambers. One race that I’m following is the 13th Senate District between Republican Len Suzio's and Democrat incumbent Danté Bartolomeo which is too close to call right now. The reason why I am watching this race is because when we passed the anti-discrimination law Sen. Suzio was strongly against the bill and voted for an amendment that I called the Scarlett Letter amendment. The amendment was introduced by Sen. Witkos, 8th District,
Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2011) Any person holding a motor vehicle operator's license whose gender-related identity is different from that traditionally associated with the person's physiology or assigned sex at birth shall notify the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles of such identity and the commissioner shall indicate such identity in the electronic record maintained by the commissioner pertaining to such person's operator's license. "
Another district that I’m following is Sen. Beth Bye 5th District, right now with only 47% of the votes counted she is behind her Republican opponent  48 to 52. If she loses we will lost our strongest supporter.

If the Democrats maintain control of the governorship and the legislature then we will still have strong supporters for our rights.

Update 9:20AM
Oregon, Alaska, and the Washington D.C. voted to legalize marijuana

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