In wake of Sept. 11 attacks, activists know that their political agenda takes a back seat to tragedy

Cassels, Peter
October 2001
Bay Windows;10/11/2001, pN.PAG
States that U.S. politicians are tied up with anti-terrorism efforts and gay and lesbian activists have had to change their expectations. Focus of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions when a hearing on the reintroduced Employment Non-Discrimination Act was cancelled; Comments by Winnie Stachelberg of the Human Rights Campaign, on the bills that have been affected by the cancellation by Senator Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.; Support for gay and lesbian terrorism victims pronounced by Senators Hillary Clinton, D-NY, and Gordon Smith, R-Ore., during the annual HRC National Dinner in Washington on October 6, 2001.


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