Historic Vote Could Take Place This Week
(Washington D.C., November 4, 2013)—Today, the Senate cleared the first procedural hurdle in bringing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the full Senate for a vote. The bill will now be heard by the full Senate and, while the exact timing of a final vote is unknown, it could come as early as this week.
ENDA will provide federal workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and protect workers from being discriminated against or fired simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Statement by NCLR Policy Director Maya Rupert, Esq.:
“Today’s vote brings us one step closer to ensuring basic fairness and equality for LGBTQ workers. No one should have to face employment discrimination or the fear of being fired simply because of who they are. It is long past time to protect all employees from discrimination, and we are ready for the Senate to do the right thing.”