Strong Majority of Americans Support Employment Non-Discrimination Act
December 11, 2013 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
An overwhelming majority of Americans from all walks of life support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll.
Fifty-six percent of those surveyed support legislation that would provide basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Among Democrats surveyed, 65 percent supported a fully inclusive non-discrimination bill. For those 18-to-29 years of age, support is an overwhelming 67 to 29 percent in support.
Yesterday’s poll results are just the latest in a slew of evidence that Americans want the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
In November, the U.S. Senate heeded the public’s calling, voting 64 to 32 to pass ENDA for the first time in the legislation’s two-decade history. Despite the broad bipartisan support for ENDA, the House has yet to consider the legislation.
To learn more about HRC’s work to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, visit www.hrc.org/ENDA and to read the United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll results in its entirety, please click here.
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