Friday, March 14, 2014

ENDA is on its way to Becoming Law

by Brig Bagley

14 March 2014

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is a bill currently passing through the US House of Representatives to pass a national law to protect LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace. Surprisingly, a majority of republicans and democrats both support the law, creating a super majority of support. The law has already passed in the senate with a 64-32 end count. 

Several organizations and large companies support the law, hoping to protect their employees and members. A survey taken showed that 8 of 10 Americans already believe there are employment protections for LGBT people in the US, but the truth is that there isn't. Civil rights laws only currently protect people from discrimination against race, nationality, and gender. 

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