Be sure to read John Culhane’s superb response to Jonathan Rauch’s anti-ENDA Time piece. There’s a lot that Culhane wrote that I’m kicking myself for not thinking of in my post, especially this observation:
It’s telling, too, that Rauch uses the old-school term gay rights to describe the movement, rather than the generally accepted LGBT (or LGBTQ). This choice isn’t just rhetorical. Doing so allows him to efface the transgendered community completely. (In fact, the piece contains not one instance of the terms transgendered or gender identity.) But these are often the people in greatest need of workplace protection, in order for them to be able to live openly and with respect. He can’t identify with gays and lesbians who might actually be fired, and he can’t even name transgendered people who might be.