Democrats Push ENDA Forward

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House Democrats are moving forward to force a vote on a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) with a narrowed religious exemption. The lead sponsor for the bill is Rep. Jared Polis, a Democrat from Colorado. He filed a discharge petition, yesterday. The bill will need 218 signatures to bypass Republicans and bring it to a vote. “We appreciate the leadership of Leader Pelosi and Congressman Polis in seeking every possible avenue to advance ENDA in the House this year, “said David Stacy, HRC’s Government Affairs Director.  “No American should be denied a job opportunity, fired, or discriminated against just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. With an overwhelming two-thirds of American voters, including a strong majority of Republicans, supporting a federal law that protects LGBT people from workplace discrimination, this is clearly an issue lawmakers from both parties can support.  Speaker Boehner should bring ENDA to the floor for a vote.”

 

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