John Boehner Calls ENDA ‘Unnecessary’

House Speaker John Boehner will likely not bring ENDA up for a vote in Senate. Photo Art by RCA

House Speaker John Boehner will likely not bring ENDA up for a vote in Senate. Photo Art by RCA

If you thought Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner couldn’t get any worse, the Ohio representative called the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would protect LGBT people in the workforce, “unnecessary.”  “I am opposed to discrimination of any kind in the workplace or anyplace else, but I think this legislation… is unnecessary and would provide a basis for frivolous lawsuits,” Boehner said at a Capitol press conference. “People are already protected in the workplace.” While the Senate voted, in a 64-32, to pass ENDA, the legislation has little chance of becoming law if Boehner won’t allow Congress to debate and eventually vote on it. “Listen, I understand that people have differing opinions on this issue, and I respect their opinions, but as someone who has worked in this employment law area for all of years in the statehouse and all of my years here, I see no basis, or no need, for this,” he said.

 

 

 

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