Thursday, August 20, 2009

Being LGBT shouldn't be a job hazard

In a historic first, the U.S. Senate has introduced an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Once passed, this long overdue ENDA will protect gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender citizens from discrimination in the workplace. Write to Senator Nelson now and insist that he support all members of our community by supporting this bill.
Led by sponsors Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), the bill, if passed, would create federal protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The promise of America will never be fulfilled as long as justice is denied to even one among us. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act brings us closer to fulfilling that promise for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender citizens. I’m proud to join Senators Merkley and Collins in introducing this important legislation.”
--Senator Kennedy

Read more about ENDA and what it means for you.

Thank you for speaking out on this important issue, and as always, thanks to the ACLU of Florida's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project for their leadership on this important issues.

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