I just learned a new word: Pyrrhic.
As in "Pyrrhic Victory" which Wiki defines as...
"A victory with devastating cost to the victor."
I found this new word in an article describing yesterday's vote in the House which passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Otherwise known as ENDA.
Oh, I'm sorry.
The House passed "ENDA without the T."
Meaning Employment Non-Discrimination for Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals, but not for our Transgendered brothers and sisters.
So, even though there are no immediate plans for a vote on this in the Senate, and even though our current moron of a President has made it clear that should ENDA pass his desk he will veto it immediately, Representative Barney Frank decided that it is better to have a victory in the House that tears apart the gay community, than to stand with our transgendered loved ones and accept our equal rights ONLY when EVERYONE in our community receives equal rights.
I know there are those who believe that we did the right thing in pursuing this victory, but what kind of "victory" is it when ENDA will never pass and we are leaving our own behind? Leaving them behind and yet we have made NO significant movement forward.
All we have accomplished is the splintering of our community.
I don't call that kind of victory Pyrrhic. I call is Shameful.