07 November 2013

Senate passes ENDA: Good news, bad news, and what you can do

First, the good news:

Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) by a vote of 64-32. The New York Times called it a "a bipartisan show of support that is rare for any social issue." ENDA, if it becomes law, would prohibit discrimination against LGBT persons in hiring and in the workplace.

Now, the bad news:

It still needs to pass in the House. Speaker John Boehner opposes the bill, and has threatened to not even bring it up for a vote. Apparently he thinks that discrimination is a value worth preserving.

What you can do:

>> Sign this petition urging Boehner to allow the House to vote on ENDA.

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