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Excluding gays from protections violates established practice say Dems

At a press conference held on Wednesday, October 6, two Democrats, Rep. Eliot Engel of New York Democrat, and Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, who is gay, called on President George W. Bush to “take the necessary action” against Scott Bloch, director of the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), over what they claim is Bloch’s refusal to implement a longstanding employment policy of non-discrimination based on sexual orientation. The two congressmen raised the issue in a letter that they, along with Tammy Baldwin, a Wisconsin Democrat, who is a lesbian, and California Democrats Henry Waxman and George Miller, have sent to the White House.

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