Monday, July 8, 2013

Next LGBT Workplace Protections

UPDATE: INCLUSIVE ENDA SWIFTLY MOVES THROUGH US SENATE 
COMMITTEE & SHOULD HAVE A VOTE IN THE FALL :)
Now that the Supreme Court ruled that it’s unconstitutional to discriminate against gay & lesbian couples our community can still be fired for our sexual orientation or gender identity in most states across the country. While we can get married in 13 states & Washington DC & have our marriages recognized by the federal government, putting a wedding picture on your desk still puts you at risk of losing your job. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will change that. The good news is that ENDA will have a committee hearing in the Senate this Wednesday & 53 Senators have co-sponsored this important piece of legislation. Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez Co-Director, GetEQUAL stated, “We're asking you to add your name to a list of "Community Co-Sponsors" of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, to complement the 53 Senators' names that are already attached to the bill. Our goal is to have 3,000 names by Wednesday so we can give the list of Community Co-Sponsors to Senator Harkin (the chair of the committee hearing ENDA) & Senator Reid (who will decide if/when to bring ENDA up for a vote). Both of these Senators have the power to move this bill forward, and to ensure that sexual orientation and gender identity do not stand in the way of our ability to work!”
Become a Community Co-Sponsor of ENDA Here… 
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