Religious Coalition Speaks Out for Workplace Equality
July 15, 2013 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
Today in an op-ed for The Washington Post, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism called on Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, providing basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
“Our moral imperative to build an equal and fair society demands that we eradicate LGBT discrimination in the workplace,” explained Rachel Laser, deputy director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, in the op-ed.
“Jewish tradition teaches that all people are created b’tselem elohim– in the image of the Divine – and the Reform Jewish Movement has thus had a longstanding position against LGBT workplace discrimination.”
RAC is part of a broad coalition of 50 religious organizations in support of LGBT workplace equality as a national priority.
Last week, ENDA passed the Senate HELP Committee markup in a 15 to 7 vote.
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