- October 30, 2013
Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing
Today in an op-ed for Politico, HRC President Chad Griffin highlighted the widespread, bipartisan support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. In fact, two-third of Americans voters – including 56 percent of Republicans – support legislation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination in the workplace.
HRC President Chad Griffin writes:
“What’s more, ENDA isn’t just the right thing to do; it makes good business sense, too. For years, large and small businesses all across the country have been leading the charge in protecting their gay and transgender employees. Nearly 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies have sexual orientation non-discrimination policies and almost 60 percent have similar policies that include gender identity. All ENDA does is enshrine these best practices into law….
At the end of the day, the case for ENDA is a pretty simple one. This is a bill about opportunity, shared prosperity, and the American dream. And senators can’t escape the simple fact that, when staunch conservatives, bleeding-heart liberals, observant Christians, labor unions, and Fortune 500 companies agree on something, it’s long past time to get it done.”
Read the article in its entirety on Politico.