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President Obama Urges House to Pass ENDA

Post submited by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

President Obama spoke out in favor of workplace protections for LGBT Americans again today, saying: “It’s time to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act so workers can’t be fired for who they are or who they love.”

The president has said he’ll sign ENDA into law when it reaches his desk. The bill passed the Senate last month by a historic bipartisan 64 – 32 vote, but has not yet come up in the House.

Earlier this week, a group of five Republicans and five Democrats in the House sent a letter to Speaker Boehner urging him to bring ENDA up for a vote. The Republicans signing the letter are co-sponsors of the bill: Reps. Charlie Dent (R-PA), Chris Gibson (R-NY), Richard Hanna (R-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Jon Runyan (R-NJ).

Learn more about the bipartisan support for ENDA at

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