Year Ahead Filled with Promise, Pitfalls

by Harley Dennett | DC Agenda

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) has a busy year ahead as LGBT rights supporters expect action on a range of bills.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent comment that her 2010 agenda wouldn’t include controversial votes unless the Senate acts first has disappointed some LGBT lobbyists on Capitol Hill.

There are several LGBT-related bills pending at the federal level, including repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the enactment of employment non-discrimination and extending benefits to the same-sex partners of federal workers.

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