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Senator Kay Hagan Co-Sponsors Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Post submitted by Brian Moulton, Former HRC Legal Director

Today, Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) announced that she has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), federal legislation that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  With Hagan’s support, every Democratic member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, which has jurisdiction over ENDA, is a co-sponsor – as well as Republican committee member Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL).  Hagan has been a strong supporter of equality in the Senate, voting for hate crimes protections and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and we are glad to see her continue that leadership by becoming an ENDA co-sponsor.       

Just a couple of weeks ago, a group of constituents organized by HRC met with Senator Hagan to talk about ENDA, focusing on the importance of the bill’s protections for transgender Americans.  Read more about their meeting here.  And learn all about ENDA, why it’s needed, and what you can do to make sure your Senators and Member of Congress support the bill here.   

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